Saddleworth Moor Fire Statement

The news of the Saddleworth Moor fire and impact on local communities is devastating. I am in touch with both the police and fire service and I will continue to monitor the situation. I have just spoken with Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Tony Hunter regarding the Saddleworth Moor Fire. Over 7

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Debbie backs Clean Air Day for heart health

I am encouraging everyone to help improve air quality for all by ditching their cars and getting active on Clean Air Day which is today. Constituents in Oldham East and Saddleworth are encouraged to cycle or walk, when and if they can. This will limit their pollution contribution

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June’s edition of my E-Newsletter

Check out the recent edition of my e-newsletter here. This edition contains information on the EU Withdrawal Bill, recent #RailFail for passengers from Greenfield, my Annual Summer School as well as constituency and parliamentary news, including an update on ShopDirect. For more regular

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Local MP predicts ‘havoc’ for Greenfield commuters

I am very concerned the new rail timetables, due to start on May 20, will ‘play havoc’ with the family lives of commuters using Greenfield station. I have been campaigning to get better rolling stock, fares, and access for people with mobility issues at Greenfield Station. It’s really good that

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Violence at the Gaza/Israeli border

I have been contacted by many constituents regarding the horrific violence at the Gaza/Israeli border.   In recent days, 60 Palestinians have been killed with thousands injured. Many of us have been appalled by the scenes throughout the last six weeks, and by the deaths and injuries

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April’s edition of my E-newsletter

Check out the recent edition of my e-newsletter here. This edition contains information on Shop Direct, Local Elections and my Annual Summer School as well as constituency and parliamentary news. For more regular news you can like my page on Facebook or follow me on twitter @Debbie_abrahams

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Update on Shop Direct

As I have previously mentioned in my statements on Shop Direct, I am bitterly disappointed that Shop Direct failed to engage with the council, Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, or myself about their plans to move to the East Midlands, including over the 18 months that this was being

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MP reacts to Shop Direct redundancies in Shaw

Online retailer Shop Direct has announced it will be closing down three sites in Greater Manchester to create a new distribution centre in the East Midlands. The affected sites are Chadderton, Salford and Shaw, which is in my constituency. It is devastating news for the Shop Direct staff,

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Socialist Health Association AGM

I spoke at the Socialist Health Association Annual General Meeting about inequalities in income, wealth & power and how this relates to our welfare state as a whole. Before I became an MP, I was a public health consultant. It was a pleasure to speak alongside my former colleague and

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