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Dec 02

I am backing Small Business Saturday

I will be out across the Liverpool Wavertree constituency today showing my support for local business who are providing great services to customers on Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is the biggest annual celebration of small businesses in the UK – and Labour helped make it happen by working with small businesses to set …

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Dec 01

Let’s end HIV stigma

Today is World AIDS Day when we remember the 35 million who have died from the disease over the last 30 years and renew our determination to stop HIV. It’s time to end stigma for good. Being diagnosed with HIV today is very different from receiving a diagnosis decades ago. The treatment available today means …

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Nov 25

Labour offers alternative to Tory failure

Today, Labour will be campaigning in communities across the country for an alternative to the Tory budget, which independent analysis has shown, will condemn those on average earnings to be around £1,400 a year worse off by 2021. The Institute for Fiscal Studies analysis also points out that ‘the forecasts for productivity, earnings and economic …

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Nov 24

Budget fails mental health

This week’s Budget failed to deliver for mental health. The Chancellor’s promise of more cash for the NHS was under half what the NHS says it needs and will be eaten up by increased demand this winter. In fact NHS leaders are meeting next week to discuss what is going to be cut, not what …

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Nov 20

Thank you, and please sign the petition today

Thank you to the thousands of people who have already signed my national petition to urge the Chancellor to ring-fence mental health spending on Wednesday. Now, please, help me get even more people to sign in the next few hours so we can make sure the government is in no doubt how important this issue …

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Nov 18

Small Business Saturday is back

Small Business Saturday is back and celebrating its fifth year on December 2. Small Business Saturday is a not-for-profit campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages everyone to support small and local businesses. Small Business Saturday 2016 had a huge impact across the country with customers spending £717 million with small businesses on the …

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Nov 17

Time to act on eating disorders

I was pleased to be asked this week to host the parliamentary launch of Beat’s new report Delaying for years, denied for months. Beat started in 1989 as the first national charity for people with eating disorders. Its new report shows that there are long delays in people getting the help they need. The charity’s …

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Nov 16

Time to ring-fence mental health spend

The government claims that mental health spending is increasing. So why do so many Clinical Commissioning Groups – the bodies that allocate NHS money locally – tell me that they are reducing the proportion of their budgets that go to the mental health frontline? If money is increasing why are so many people sharing with …

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Nov 12

A time to remember

Millions of people will come together across the country today to remember all those who have sacrificed so much that we might live our lives in freedom. It is a time to remember and also to thank our Armed Forces who continue to serve with such bravery and distinction. Labour is proud of our Armed …

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Nov 03

Today, I’m backing Votes at 16

At 16, people can join the army, get married and have a job – but people can’t vote. I think that is wrong. Right now, 1.5 million young people are being denied a say in their future. It’s time we changed things. People should be able to vote for 16. That is why I am …

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