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Tom was born in Sheffield in 1967 and grew up in Kidderminster. He has been MP for West Bromwich East since 2001 and he was elected deputy leader of the Labour Party in September 2015.

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Theresa May and Jeremy Hunt have questions to answer on plans for a seven-day NHS

I have today written to Theresa May to demand an inquiry into her Government's proposals for a seven day NHS following the publication of documents that show Jeremy Hunt was warned repeatedly by his own civil servants about the viability of the plan.   

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Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect: It's Time to Turn Commitment into Action

The Labour Party must do everything within its power to help stamp out the horror of child abuse. Which is why this week, I have asked our shadow cabinet members to work with our leader's office to co-ordinate an urgent response to the Government’s consultation on Reporting and Acting on Child Abuse...

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We Can Stay Safe Without Creating a Surveillance State

The new Prime Minister spent six years as Home Secretary but Theresa May’s legacy at the Home Office is not one to be proud of. She cut front line police services relentlessly and her record on civil liberties was appalling.

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