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Only Labour will defend Pensioners.

Only a Labour government will protect the financial security of pensioners. 20850 pensioners will benefit from Labour’s plan to keep the “Triple Lock”, under threat from the Conservatives. The Labour Party has committed to defend the “Triple Lock”, by which … Continue reading

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Report of Chippenham hustings from 2015

I was privileged to be the Labour candidate for Chippenham constituency in 2015, and I am delighted to be standing again in the same seat, the constituency where I live. You can read this report of a hustings event in … Continue reading

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Conservatives cut £369 from each pupil in Chippenham schools

In my role as branch secretary of the GMB trade union in Wiltshire, I have been involved in several recent meetings discussing redundancies in local schools, due to funding cuts from the Conservative government. Many local schools are standing on … Continue reading

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Economy slows down as Conservatives asleep at the wheel

Far from being “strong and stable”, the UK economy is faltering as the Conservative government are asleep at the wheel. They had no contingency plan for dealing with a Leave vote in the referendum, and the resulting government paralysis and … Continue reading

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Why we need a Labour government

by Andy Newman Britain faces a stark choice, a competent, compassionate Labour government committed to an economy that works for all, or a bumbling, arrogant Conservative government that serves only the rich few. But we cannot achieve a Labour government … Continue reading

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Labour’s plans for protecting tenant rights

The Conservative’s record on housing is one of seven years’ of failure. In the private rented sector, tenants are now spending £800 million every month on homes which the Government classes as ‘non-decent’. Around a quarter of this – some … Continue reading

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How the coalition has failed our natural environment

During the course of the election campaign, a number of constituents have approached me with their concerns about preserving the natural environment. In 2010 the Prime Minister stated that “I want us to be the greenest government ever”. It is … Continue reading

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