0

Apr 16 2014

Let’s earn our way out of the cost of living crisis through high quality jobs

Let’s earn our way out of the cost of living crisis through high quality jobs

The cost-of-living crisis has been going on for too long, for too many families in Bradford. Local people have told me that they are struggling and that things are getting harder, not easier for them. The prices of essentials such as food, clothes and heating are rising much faster than wages thanks to the slowest economic recovery ...

Read the full article →

Posted in: Employment | tagged as:

0

Apr 15 2014

Labour will provide a voice for victims of crime

Labour will provide a voice for victims of crime

For too long victims of crime have lacked confidence in our criminal justice system. Under the next Labour government, that will change. There have been many unfortunate examples of innocent people being let down by the justice system – from the father of Milly Dowler being treated in court like a criminal to the families of the ...

Read the full article →

Posted in: Crime |

0

Apr 07 2014

Debate School

Debate School

As part of the Futures Learning Partnership Gerry was recently invited to Woodside Academy to talk to pupils from the school debating group. Other schools in the partnership including  Reevy Hill, Farfield, Wibsey and Hollingwood Lane primaries also had pupil representatives present. These schools were preparing for a competition involving debating clubs which is to be held ...

Read the full article →

Posted in: Education |

0

Apr 04 2014

Labour will repeal the Gagging Law

Labour will repeal the Gagging Law

I’m delighted that Labour has announced that it will repeal the Transparency of Lobbying, Non Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act, the so called ‘Gagging law’, should we win the next election. This Act came about because David Cameron and Nick Clegg made a deal – they wanted to protect vested interests lobbying at the heart ...

Read the full article →

Posted in: Parliament | tagged as: ,

0

Mar 14 2014

Let’s tax bank bonuses to fund jobs for young people in Bradford

Let’s tax bank bonuses to fund jobs for young people in Bradford

Bank bonuses are on the rise and the wealthiest in our country have been given a tax cut by David Cameron.  But young people, who have been hit hardest by the recession, are being left behind. Too many young people in Bradford are struggling to find work and not seeing any economic recovery at all. The number ...

Read the full article →

Posted in: Employment | tagged as: ,

0

Mar 13 2014

The badger cull has failed, but there is an alternative

The badger cull has failed, but there is an alternative

My Inbox has been inundated with emails from constituents opposed to the pilot badger culls which were carried out in Gloucestershire and Somerset last year. Labour has consistently opposed these pilots and would much rather see a science based approach to tackling the serious problem of Bovine TB. I am reproducing here an article by Labour’s Huw ...

Read the full article →

Posted in: Parliament, Press Releases | tagged as: