I have joined forces with Breast Cancer Campaign to raise awareness of its biggest fundraising event, ‘Wear it Pink’ day.
Today, supporters in schools, colleges and businesses throughout the country are encouraged to don an item of pink in support of the campaign and each donate £2 to fund innovative world-class breast cancer research.
Today I have written to the Prime Minister demanding he apologise for his reported remarks about the Hillsborough disaster.
It was reported this week in the Liverpool Daily Post that David Cameron had compared the families of those who died at Hillsborough to “a blind man in a dark room, looking for a black [...]
Sure Start is widely recognised as a unique and highly valuable service that plays a vital role in helping all our children get the right start in life.
Both David Cameron and Nick Clegg made personal promises to keep Children’s Centres open before the election, and have said since that they don’t want any to [...]
CSV Make a Difference Day, is the UK’s biggest single day of volunteering. This year the focus is on isolation and loneliness.
The campaign is looking to demonstrate how giving time through volunteering with friends, family and neighbours and being an active member of the community can make people feel less lonely, anxious and isolated.
I joined Usdaw Deputy General Secretary Paddy Lillis at the launch of their campaign against police cuts.
Paddy Lillis said: “Every minute of every day another shopworker is assaulted, threatened or abused. That is why one of Usdaw’s major campaigns is called Freedom From Fear. Shopworkers should be free from the fear of violence, threats [...]
This week I have warned that pensioners could face ‘a heating crisis’ this winter as a result of government cuts. The latest figures showed that almost 300,000 pensioners on Merseyside, will be worse off by up to £100 this winter.
The research from the House of Commons library found that 292,110 pensioners across Merseyside would [...]
Last night I was proud to take part, at times in an emotional debate, on what had happened at Hillsborough 22 years ago. My Merseyside colleagues all took part in the debate and there were some really powerful speeches made.
The Home Secretary confirmed the Government fully supported the call for full disclosure. MPs from [...]
This is a really worrying time for families who are struggling with today’s higher food prices and gas bills and worried about their jobs and their children’s future.
That’s why Labour summoned the Chancellor to the Houses of Parliament last week for a debate on jobs and the economy, insisting once again that he change [...]
The new unemployment figures show that UK unemployment has risen by 114,000 to 2.57m the highest for 17-years.
These new figures show that Liverpool and the UK are facing a jobs crisis. It’s clear the government’s slash and burn approach to public spending is hurting but it isn’t working. The government is cutting too far [...]
The coalition’s changes to the electoral registration system will lead to fewer registered voters and lower turnouts.
The Electoral Commission calls it the “biggest change” to voting since the start of universal suffrage in 1928.The Conservative-led government’s proposal to a system of individual electoral registration (IER), in which, crucially, it will no longer be compulsory [...]