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Aug 16

Rail fares to rise as chaos continues

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has delivered yet another slap in the face for local commuters who have been facing weeks of #RailFail. He is now demanding that hard-pressed commuters pay again for falling standards with even higher prices. Regulated rail fares will rise by 3.2 per cent in January 2019, based on this month’s inflation …

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Aug 10

Tory cuts see crime rise as police numbers fall

New figures show that police numbers are dropping while crime rates are rising across Merseyside. Hard-pressed police and the communities they serve are being let down by this Tory government and its cuts. Tory cuts sent police officer numbers nationwide to historic lows. Here in Merseyside, police numbers have fallen by 1,066 in the last …

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Aug 08

Lime Street reopens but #railfail misery goes on

Lime Street rail station is open again after the latest stage of its facelift, designed to improve facilities for passengers and make it possible to run more and longer trains. Good news – except that we all know rail services across the North West collapsed in the spring when new timetables were introduced and are …

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Jul 20

Government is failing to back childcare

Botched government plans to introduce 30-hour childcare for working families are letting down children, parents and providers. I met with Planet Wavertree chief executive Clare Roberts in Parliament this week at the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Childcare and Early Education. It is clear that government promises to properly fund the expansion of childcare for working …

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Jul 20

Time to fight fatigue in the NHS

I’m backing the campaign to #FightFatigue. It is no secret that our NHS is currently underfunded and under great strain, but what often goes unnoticed is the effect of that strain on NHS workers. Tory spending cuts have led to staff having to work longer hours and increasingly sporadic shift patterns – both contribute to …

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Jul 13

Breaking the glass ceiling

The AllBright Academy is offering 20 FREE places to women across Liverpool Wavertree for its freshly launched programmes to help all women gain the skills, confidence and network to help achieve career ambitions. The AllBright Academy is designed to support working women, whatever stage of their career journey they’re at to build resilience, manage the …

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Jul 11

Raise awareness to save lives

I am backing Group B Strep Awareness Month to help cut life-threatening infection in newborn babies. Every pregnant woman should be informed about group B Strep, which is a normal bacterium carried by around one in five adults, usually with no symptoms or side-effects. However, Group B Strep, also known as Strep B or GBS, …

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Jul 06

New compensation deal promised

Northern Rail is still failing passengers, weeks after an emergency timetable was introduced to deal with the near collapse of the system following the disastrous introduction of a planned new timetable. Passengers continue to face overcrowding and late trains, but have at last been made aware of a specific compensation package brokered by Transport for …

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Jul 05

70 years of saving lives – thank you NHS

Today, I will be attending a service at Westminster Abbey to celebrate a truly extraordinary anniversary that proudly sets Britain ahead of every other country in the world – the founding of a National Health Service, paid for from general taxation, universally available to all free at the point of need. Our National Health Service …

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Jun 30

Let’s show our appreciation

Armed Forces Day is a great opportunity for us all to show our appreciation for our Armed Forces personnel and Reserves who work so hard to keep us safe. Today is a chance to celebrate the work of our service personnel, veterans, cadets and service families. Armed Forces Day was introduced by the last Labour …

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