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  • Government defeated on Grieve amendment

    Keir Starmer MP, Labour’s Shadow Brexit Secretary, commenting on the passing of Dominic Grieve’s

  • John McDonnell responds to Treasury Select Committee’s criticism of Brexit analysis

    John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, commenting on Philip Hammond’s response to the Tre

  • The Government is pushing an already struggling solar industry off a cliff

    Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, commenting on the Government’s new pr

  • Private firms have no business running homes for asylum seekers

    Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to Caroline Nokes announcing the awar

  • This vote is an important step to prevent a no deal Brexit

    Jeremy Corbyn MP responding to the successful vote on Amendment 7 to the Finance Bill, said “This vote is an important step to prevent a no deal Brexit.

    “It shows that there is no majority in Parliament, the Cabinet or the country for crashing out of the EU without an agreement. That is why we are taking every opportunity possible in Parliament to prevent no deal.

    “Theresa May must now rule out no deal once and for all.”

  • ‘Fat Cat Friday’

    Rebecca Long-Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, commenting on ‘Fat Cat Friday’, said

  • Margaret Greenwood responds to reports that the Universal Credit rollout is being delayed

    Margaret Greenwood MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to reports that th

  • Theresa May has secured no changes to failing Brexit deal

    Theresa May today admitted she has got no changes to her failing Brexit deal and it will not chan

  • NHS Long Term Plan

    Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health and Social Care Secretary, responding to proposals in the NHS Long Term Plan, said “The fact NHS bosses are now proposing significant changes to the Health and Social Care Act confirms what a wasteful, bureaucratic disaster it was in the first place.

    “Labour has long called for this Act to be binned and will study legislative proposals carefully. The Tories must apologise for wasting billions of taxpayers’ money on the privatisation, constant tendering of contracts, top-down reorganisation and demoralisation of staff this Tory Act ushered in.

    “The Tories have spent nine years running down the NHS, imposing the biggest cash squeeze in its history, with swingeing cuts to public health services and the slashing of social care services. They have failed to recruit and train the staff desperately needed, leaving our NHS struggling with shortages of over 100,000 staff.

  • NEU analysis of school funding

    Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education, responding to a National Educ

  • “Damning report” on government handling of Brexit

    John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, commenting on the House of Commons Treasury Commit

  • Universal Credit figures

    Mike Amesbury MP, Labour’s Shadow Employment Minister, responding to Universal Credit statistics

  • Jeremy Corbyn MP Emergency Brexit Debate Speech

    Mr Speaker, I beg to move, That this House has considered the Prime Minister’s unprecedented decision not to proceed with the final two days of debate and the meaningful vote despite the House’s Order of Tuesday 4 December 2018 and her failure to allow this House to express its view on the Government’s deal or her proposed negotiating objectives without the agreement of this House.

    Mr Speaker I have had the privilege of serving in this House for 35 years and I’ve had strong disagreements over policy with every Prime Minister in that time.

    But, I have never in all those 35 years witnessed such an abject mess as this Prime Minister has made of these crucial Brexit negotiations and in presenting her deal to this House.

    Every Prime Minister loses votes and gets things wrong.

  • Jeremy Corbyn responds to reports that Theresa May has pulled the meaningful vote

    Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, responding to reports that Theresa May has pulled t

  • Sue Hayman responds to Government amendments to Fisheries Bill

    Sue Hayman MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, responding to the Government’s amendments t

  • Labour calls for temporary ban on Interserve bidding for public contracts

    Jon Trickett MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office, responding to reports that Inte

  • Chris Grayling was asleep at the wheel during rail timetabling

    Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, commenting on the report by the Office of

  • The boss of Motability in line for £2.2 million bonus
  • Labour delighted gambling operators have adopted our gambling advertising ban

    Tom Watson MP, Labour’s Shadow Culture Secretary, commenting on the gambling operators agreeing a

  • Next Labour government will take radical action on climate

    Rebecca Long-Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, responding to Met Office reports that

  • New rail statistics show 2.5% decline in punctuality and reliability and a spike in significantly late or cancelled services

    Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, commenting on the publication of the lates

  • Tories so trapped in crisis of their own making that they are neglecting the needs of the country

    Andrew Gwynne MP, Labour’s Shadow Communities and Local Government Secretary, responding to James

  • Disappointing news for Deliveroo drivers and workers across the gig economy
  • Jeremy Corbyn’s statement in the Brexit debate
  • Peter Dowd comment on House of Lords Economic Committee report into HMRC powers
  • Student loans sell off at less than half their face value is a scandal
  • Labour comments on the TV debates

    A Labour Party spokesperson said “Theresa May is running away from the scrutiny of a head to head

  • It is a shocking indictment of Tory austerity that Ofsted has to warn the Government about the impact of cuts
  • Waiting lists for diagnostic testing rocket since 2010
  • Labour to restore legal aid to help people challenge flawed benefit decisions
  • Margaret Greenwood response to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s publication of their annual state of the nation report, UK Poverty 2018
  • Labour leads cross-party alliance to table motion of contempt on Government ministers over Brexit legal advice
  • Jeremy Corbyn responds to Theresa May’s G20 statement
  • Nearly 50,000 sick and disabled people have been hit by Tory cuts to ESA in the last year alone
  • Gove admits workers’ rights at risk under May’s Brexit deal
  • Justin Madders writes to Prime Minister about Matt Hancock endorsing a private healthcare company
  • Scale of poverty in Britain is a national emergency – Corbyn writes to PM
  • It is shameful that in the last six months the Government has funded only 307 new homes for social rent
  • Those on the lowest incomes cannot access 30 hours of free childcare
  • The Government offers only aspirations for a vague security partnership
  • Labour has shifted the consensus on tuition fees
  • you can't trust the tories with the NHS
    Labour demands reversal of cuts to NHS workforce budgets
  • Police having to support people with mental health problems
  • Jeremy Corbyn response to the Prime Minister’s Brexit Statement
  • Labour demands ‘short-sighted’ per head public health cuts are reversed to ensure Long Term Plan fully delivers for patients
  • The victims of terror atrocities are being badly let down
  • Halt the removal of Sri Lankan nationals and review asylum policy on Sri Lanka
  • Labour announces further education reforms
  • Jeremy Corbyn's speech to the CBI conference
  • Labour to tackle qualification “snobbery” in civil service
  • Jon Trickett responds to the Government's announcement on planned changes to outsourcing
  • We have an alternative plan for a sensible jobs first Brexit
  • Jeremy Corbyn statement in the House of Commons
  • Financial sustainability of police forces in England and Wales report
  • Keir Starmer in Brussels to warn about risks of a blind Brexit

    “A blind Brexit could prolong business uncertainty and provide insufficient guarantees to protect jobs, the economy and rights. Whether you voted leave or remain, nobody voted for the purgatory of permanent negotiations.”

  • Allied Healthcare’s financial difficulties show the desperate state of the social care sector
  • Value for money?

    Angela Rayner responds to the Education Committee’s report

  • Caroline Nokes cannot answer the most basic questions about the Government’s immigration policy
  • Annual school funding cut by £1.7bn since 2015

    School budgets have been cut by £1.7 billion in real terms since 2015, Labour analysis of IFS dat

  • “Catastrophic” effect of rail privatisation revealed 25 years on
  • Justin Madders responds to BMA report on bullying in the workplace
  • Crisis in policing and crime is a crisis caused by political decision-making
  • Unacceptable that almost 200 assaults occur on NHS staff every day
  • This Budget offers only a short-term sticking plaster to stave off catastrophic collapse in social care
  • Labour warns of a “national emergency” facing children’s services
  • Labour calls for budget to be voted down if the Government fails to stop the roll out of Universal Credit
  • Labour demands stronger workers’ rights as we leave the EU, Corbyn tells UN
  • Ensuring our mutual security

    I intend to address our post-Brexit Security Treaty and International cooperation on Justice and Home Affairs arrangements.

  • Jeremy Corbyn
    Jeremy Corbyn warns Tories won’t use Brexit to rebuild Britain
  • Government’s £3m compensation to union nails the lie Ministers acted out of necessity
  • Further education and skills cut by over £3 billion under the Tories

    Funding for further education and skills has been cut by over £3 billion in real terms since the

  • fix niversal credit
    Universal Credit’s rollout is set to be delayed

    Benefit changes, planned to come into effect from 9 April, are intended to save the Tory government around £2.5bn.

  • Black history is British history

    Jeremy Corbyn says schools should teach Black British history, Empire and slavery

  • Investigation raises deeply troubling issues over care for adults with learning disabilities
  • May is playing catch up with tips plan

    Rebecca Long Bailey MP said: “It’s beginning to feel like Groundhog Day."

  • Jeremy Corbyn's speech to the Labour Party Conference
    Jeremy Corbyn's speech to the Labour Party Conference

    Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, speaking at Labour Party Conference today, said:

  • Rebecca Long Bailey's speech to Conference

    Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Shadow Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary, speaking at Labour Party Conference, said:

  • Angela Rayner's speech to the Labour Party Conference

    Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, speaking at Labour Party Conference today, said:

  • John McDonnell
    John McDonnell’s speech to Conference

    John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, speaking at Labour Party Conference today, said:

  • Inequality across the education system is rising
  • Labour announce bold vision for Statutory Youth Services
  • The future of Social services

    While the Tories kick the can down the road, 1.4 million older people are going without the care they need

  • Labour is back as the political voice of the working class – Corbyn
  • you can't trust the Tories with the NHS
    Not enough for the NHS

    The money announced today is not enough to save our NHS after eight years of Conservative austerity – Ashworth

  • Rebecca Long Bailey responds to Government plans to tackle the pay gap between bosses and workers

    Rebecca Long Bailey, Shadow Business, Industrial Strategy and Energy Secretary, responding to Gov

  • Fix Universal Credit

    This Council believes that the Universal Credit process is flawed and causing unnecessary hardship to local families.

  • Salford City Mayor reshuffles team

    Salford’s City Mayor has reshuffled his team to fill key posts and bring more women into his cabinet. Councillor Tracy Kelly will take over the role of Lead Member for Housing and Neighbourhoods which was held by Councillor Paul Longshaw who sadly passed away last month.

  • The rise in fuel poverty is simply not good enough

    Rebecca Long-Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial St

  • Government is out of step with rest of the world when it comes to tackling tax avoidance

    Peter Dowd MP, Labour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, commenting on the Public Accounts

  • The OECD has been damning of the Tories’ bungling of the Brexit negotiations

    John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor, responding to the publication today of the OECD’s Economic

  • Labour calls on Conservative MPs to support motion to pause Universal Credit roll out

    Ahead of a vote in the House of Commons today (Wednesday 18 October), Labour’s Shadow Work and Pe

  • Paul Dennett's speech at Andy Burnham’s Homelessness Summit

    The speech below was given yesterday at Andy Burnham's Homelessness Summit, the first meeting of the Homelessness Action Network.

  • Cladding to be removed from high rise homes in Pendleton

    Salford City Council has announced that cladding is to be removed from its high rise homes in Pendleton

    City Mayor of Salford, Paul Dennett said “The disaster in Grenfell Tower fire has raised questions about the safety of tower blocks nationally

  • A straightforward political bribe

    Let's call this grubby deal what it is: this is a straightforward political bribe to desperately prop up Theresa May in office

  • Seven years of Tory economic failure

    These figures are reminder of chaos and negligence of Philip Hammond and Theresa May over these past seven years of Tory economic failure - John McDonnell

  • Jeremy Corbyn response to the Queen's Speech

    By tradition at the beginning of each parliamentary session we commemorate the Members of the House we have lost in the last year.

    Sadly, Mr Speaker, this year we must also mark the passing of those we have lost in the horrific events of recent days and weeks.

  • Letter from John McDonnell to Philip Hammond

    Today the Shadow Chancellor has written to Philip Hammond calling on him to make public the cost of any secret deals he has made with the DUP in order to prop up the Government in parliament.

  • John McDonnell response to Philip Hammond’s Mansion House speech
  • Labour launches New Deal to fix the housing crisis
  • The true scale of the secret Tory plan for cuts and closures across the NHS has been revealed by the Health Service Journal
  • Labour’s industrial strategy

    Rebecca Long-Bailey's speech on Labour’s industrial strategy

  • Rail passengers £1,000 better off under Labour

    The next Labour Government will put rail passengers first by putting the brakes on rapidly increasing rail fares and saving commuters £1,014 on their season tickets

  • The futures of the NHS and our schools are at stake in this election

    At a media launch in London today, Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, Jonathan Ashworth, Shadow Health Secretary and Angela Rayner, Shadow Education Secretary, turned the spotlight on public services, arguing that this election is vital for the future of the NHS and our schools.

  • successful Salford Labour campaign to save our Midwife-Led Unit
  • Launch of the Labour Party Manifesto 2017

    Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, speaking at the launch of The Labour Party Manifesto 2017 in Bradford, said: "It’s a pleasure to be in Bradford today to launch Labour's manifesto, 'For the many not the few'.

    Today we set out vision to transform Britain for the 21st century

  • Labour is calling on Theresa May to come out of hiding and face the public
    Come out Theresa May and face the public

    Labour is calling on Theresa May to come out of hiding and face the public

  • Jeremy Corbyn first speech of the 2017 General Election campaign
  • Jeremy Corbyn response to the Prime Minister's call for a General Election

    "I welcome the Prime Minister’s decision to give the British people the chance to vote for a government that will put the interests of the majority first"

  • Salford Labour Party Motion to Council onAdult Social Care

    Salford Labour Party Motion to Council onAdult Social Care

  • The Hammond Tax - How the Tories are raising your Council Tax
    The Hammond Tax

    How the Tories are raising your Council Tax
    In hard-pressed Salford, the government expects ordinary residents to pay more council tax.

  • Tories give Peel new hope on Broadoak development

    Tory ministers have given Peel Holdings new hope for their plan to build 600 new homes on land at Broadoak in Worsley

  • Privatising our rail infrastructure would be an irresponsible move

    The last thing our railways need is another layer of fragmentation and complexity

  • Salford’s Housing Crisis

    It is hard to ignore the devastating vision of growing numbers of homeless people on our streets

  • sign reads "homeless & hungry - god bless you"
    Poverty: the scourge of modern Britain

    Poverty is the scourge of modern Britain, with low-wage, low skilled jobs becoming the norm as a product of the Tory economic ‘recovery’.

  • Tories fail to answer questions about Concentrix

    The Government still refuses to answer some basic questions on Concentrix – Rebecca Long-Bailey

  • shame over shocking child homelessness figures

    John Healey MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Housing, commenting on new child homelessn

  • End the Work Capability Assessments
    Scrap the Work Capability Assessments

    Theresa May needs to take responsibility for her part in these disastrous social security reforms

  • BAME National Policy Forum event

    Our National Policy Forum event in June was a great success.

  • Workers' Memorial Day

    Workers' Memorial Day is held on 28 April every year, all over the world workers and their representatives conduct events, demonstrations, vigils and a whole host of other activities to mark the day.

  • Tory U-turn on Broadoak

    Salford Labour councillors are up in arms about new threats to open green space, up until now pro

  • The Osborne Tax:

    Salford Labour Council has managed to keep the council tax at zero increase for six years.

  • The council budget: the facts
    The council budget: the facts

    Between 20/11 to 2016/17 the council has had to make savings of £171 million to balance its budge

  • Financial report shows  vulnerable people are suffering
    Financial report shows vulnerable people are suffering

    The Annual Financial Survey of Salford has found that cuts to welfare benefits, falling living standards and the growth of zero hours contracts are placing local people in financial difficulty

  • Dreaming of a home to call your own?
    Dreaming of a home to call your own?

    Tackle the housing crisis by building a million new affordable homes. Sign the Labour party’s petition at: www.labour.org.uk/page/s/a-home-to-call-your-own

  • Eccles Giving Day 6
    Eccles Giving Day 6

    Saturday December 12th
    WE NEED YOUR HELP!

  • RHS to create new Fifth Garden in Salford
    RHS to create new Fifth Garden in Salford

    The RHS has announced their intention to invest £30 million to create a new fifth garden in Salford,

  • One million people set to lose their vote
    One million people set to lose their vote

    Changes in the voter registration system mean around one million people will be taken off the electoral register this year. Make sure you are not one of them.

  • Surplus Values
    Surplus Values

    A Labour government will always aim to reduce the deficit, but not on the backs of the most vulnerable

  • Save Walkden Sixth Form Centre

    The Conservative Government has implemented huge sustained cuts to further education funding, which has had significant implications for Salford City College

  • Labour demand Peel halts bid to develop greenfield land
    Labour demand Peel halts bid to develop greenfield land

    Labour assistant mayor for planning at Salford City Council Cllr Derek Antrobus has called on Pee

  • Salford Council demands action on planning obligations
    Salford Council demands action on planning obligations

    Salford's Labour council has written to Tory minister Greg Clark demanding action on planning obligations

  • Why is attacking trade unions one of the Government’s top priorities?
    Why is attacking trade unions one of the Government’s top priorities?

    The Queen’s Speech sets the government’s agenda for the coming parliament. And today’s gave a clear sign as to what this Tory government – the first in 18 years – considers a priority: taking away workers’ right to legally go on strike.

  • Five years of Tory housing failure revealed
    Tory housing failure revealed

    The Conservatives’ failure on housing means higher rents, more homelessness, less home ownership, and fewer homes built.