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Oct 13

Community action to tackle loneliness

I am delighted to be joined today by Shadow Secretary of State for Health Jonathan Ashworth to host community organisations from across Liverpool, including the police health, housing associations and charities, to share ideas on tackling loneliness. During his visit to Liverpool, Jonathan will pledge that the next Labour government will work with local councils, …

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Oct 12

Call to enter schools video competition

It’s hard to know what to believe in some of the media anymore – and that is why it is so important that young people get the chance explore news for themselves. In its seventh year, the Political Studies Association Schools’ Short Video Competition is asking A-level students to make a video that tackles the …

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Oct 10

Celebrating World Mental Health Day

People are today celebrating World Mental Health Day with a renewed assertiveness. Mental health is what everyone seems to be talking about. It’s good to talk. We don’t have to hide. We don’t have to pretend that everything is ‘fine,’ when really we are struggling. That is something to celebrate. Liverpool Mental Health Consortium has put …

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Sep 15

Time to end the pay cap for all public sector workers

The House of Commons unanimously backed Labour’s call this week to scrap the pay cap for public sector workers, after the Tory government told its MPs to stay away. It’s very unusual for the government not to vote down an Opposition motion. This week, the Tories have ducked a vote twice, first on the public …

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Aug 23

Beating the international slave trade

Today, the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, we remember the struggles of millions of slaves who, through everyday resistance over decades, brought about the abolition of slavery and showed the power of collective action. On this day in 1791 an uprising of enslaved Africans on the island of …

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Aug 21

Standing up for our NHS

It was a Labour government which founded the National Health Service, our proudest achievement, and only Labour can be trusted to ensure universal healthcare will continue to be provided for all on the basis of need, free at the point of use. Seven years of Tory neglect and underinvestment have left our National Health Service …

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Aug 16

A pragmatic approach to pensions

Tory government plans will take £10,000 from 7.6 million people’s state pensions as it asks millions of people to work longer to pay for failing economic policies. The Tories want to bring forward their plans to increase the state pension age more quickly to the age of 68. Labour wants to take a measured approach …

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Aug 03

Tories deny transport investment to boost economy

The Tories are switching off the proposed Crossrail for the Northern Powerhouse project which was designed to link the people and businesses of the North and secure a sustainable future of economic growth and prosperity. Liverpool is being overlooked for 20-miles more of investment that would bring High Speed rail to the city and open …

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Jul 28

Tackle the root causes of poverty to give every child the best start

More than 17,000 children across Liverpool receive free school meals. There are real concerns that now the school holidays are here, some children who get lunch through term time could be going hungry. Nationally, the Tory government admits that it has not made an assessment of the children’s school holiday needs, let alone made any …

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Jul 21

Tackle the mental health crisis to save lives

The government’s failure to live up to its promises is starkly exposed by its inability to tackle the crisis in mental health. Despite repeated claims by the Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt and successive Tory Prime Ministers that mental health is a priority that would achieve parity with physical health and that billions …

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