As part of my rails campaign, I was at Greenfield station yesterday to meet commuters and highlight Labour’s commitment to nationalise the country’s entire rail network. Our railways should be run in the interests of passengers and taxpayers not for private profit. I recently met the Transport
There’s no doubt that the fallout from the 2016 EU Referendum, when the country voted to leave membership of the European Union by 51.9% to 48.1%, is the most serious our country has faced over the last forty years or so. The arguments the Remain camp have against the Referendum result are many
The latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) claimant count figures show that unemployment is disproportionately affecting Oldham East and Saddleworth constituency with over 2,790 claimants classed as unemployed. Oldham, which has been a Universal Credit Full Service area since April
This week’s report from the Chartered Institute for Personnel Development (CIPD) and the High Pay Centre revealed that executive pay for 2017 is not only growing at 11%, well above average worker pay increases of 2%, but that the ratio of mean CEO pay to all employees’ pay has
The digital, culture, media and sports select committee’s recent interim report on disinformation and ‘fake news’ should neither shock nor surprise us. For those of you who missed this very important publication, it defines ‘fake news’ as the intentional dissemination of
Check out the recent edition of my e-newsletter here. This edition contains an update on my activities across the constituency and in Parliament, including news on the Saddleworth Moorland fire, continuing rail disruption at Greenfield and chaos at the Department of Work & Pensions.
As you are aware, on Sunday the 24th June, Greater Manchester firefighters were called to a fire on Saddleworth Moor. As the fire spread, largely due to unusually hot weather combined with the moors’ flammable peat, firefighters from across the country worked day and night battling the fire and
I am backing a public petition to the House of Commons which is demanding that Paul Stowers, who murdered Oldham teenager Liane Singleton in 1998, should be refused parole. The petition was presented to the House of Commons yesterday by Jim McMahon MP. We’re all really grateful to Jim for