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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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The BBC: Often Criticised, Rarely Bettered (VIDEO)

I spoke in Parliament this week in a debate about the future of the BBC. As I said in my speech, the BBC is often criticised but rarely bettered. It is a national asset we should all treasure. You can watch a short clip of my closing remarks here. 

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Theresa May: Tackle the Scourge of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

Our new PM Theresa May says she will champion working people. So I don’t know why she’s dragging her famous heels when it comes to tackling fixed odds betting terminals.

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Protecting Children From Abuse and Neglect: Mandatory Reporting Must Be Introduced

We must do everything we can to protect children from abuse and neglect. That’s why in our 2015 manifesto, Labour said we'd introduce mandatory reporting.

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