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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Labour North West Women’s Conference 2018

Last Saturday, I was invited to give the key-note speech at the North West Women’s conference. It was fantastic to see so many women in attendance and taking part in a day filled with speeches, workshops, training and discussion.  My speech from the conference, titled

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February and March edition of my E-newsletter

Check out the recent edition of my e-newsletter here. This edition contains information on Carillion and Government failure, , and constituency and parliamentary news including remembering my dear friend Councillor Sue Dearden and the inspirational work she did, at her funeral. Rest in

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Labour will create a radical system that works for women

On International Women’s Day, it is right that we celebrate the contribution of women in our society, and step up our fight for equality. But while we will hear warm words from the Prime Minister, the reality is that under her government women are being hit hard by austerity, from cuts to

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TUC Pensions Conference

I spoke at the TUC pensions conference as Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary and detailed the alternative Labour can provide. My speech, based on the issue of “In from the pension fringes: when will social and green issues go mainstream?” is below, in full. “I welcome the

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