Lib Dems fees position now downright ridiculous – Wright

MP Iain Wright, Labour’s campaign manager for the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election, responding to Elwyn Watkins latest comments on tuition fees, said: “Elwyn Watkins position on tuition fees has now gone from farcical to downright ridiculous. He is in danger of disappearing into his own

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Debbie Abrahams launches Fairness Guarantee

DEBBIE ABRAHAMS Labour Candidate for the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election has today (Wednesday) launched her Fairness Guarantee during a visit to Saddleworth Rangers Rugby League Club. She was joined at the launch by Ivan Lewis, Labour’s Shadow Culture, Media and Sport Secretary and Andy

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Save the NHS!

Yesterday I received a 232,000 signature ‘Save the NHS’ petition from Shaw constituent  Dr Steve Watkins who volunteers on behalf of campaigning website 38 Degrees…sign up now at www.38degrees.org.uk. I‘ll be passing the petition on to the Department of Health via the Petition Bag which hangs

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100th International Women’s Day

I went to a wonderful celebration of the 100th International Women’s Day organised by the Indian Association. Many thanks to Trupti Patel for inviting me along as the guest of honour. To see photos visit Trupti’s Facebook site:

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TV Detective joins the campaign to stop the police cuts

THE campaign opposing the cuts to Greater Manchester Police received celebrity backing today. Kevin Whately – who plays TV detective Inspector Lewis – has signed the petition against plans to axe nearly 1,400 police officers. The campaign is being championed by Labour’s candidate for the

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Welcome from Debbie

I am honoured to be the Labour candidate for Oldham East and Saddleworth. Over the coming weeks I look forward to meeting as many local residents as I can. The LibDem-Tory Government is making the wrong cuts, at the wrong time. In Oldham East and Saddleworth they’ve let down local people. The

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Reogranisation of the NHS

You can read the speech that I made to the House of Commons on the reoganisation of the NHS on 26 March 2011, the full text of which is below.  You can read the entire debate on the parliamentary website. This costly reorganisation of the NHS has no mandate from the British people, and no […]

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