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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The UK has a cultural clout that far outweighs our size: Flying the flag for Culture, Music and Sport

It doesn’t really matter where your musical heroes are from, but I think we all feel a residual sense of pride when we discover an artist or band that we love grew up in the same area we did. I’m old enough to remember the mod revival of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the Ska movement that drew so heavily on the music played by West Indian immigrants and their children.

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The questions Theresa May failed to answer

Theresa May opened her Tory conference speech today by saying that when her party came to Birmingham this week, "some big questions were hanging in the air". They still are. In fact, I have even more questions now than I did when she started. Here are ten:
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My Speech to Labour Party Annual Conference 2016

It was a privilege to address Labour Party Annual Conference in Liverpool today:

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Theresa May Will Never Cut it as Prime Minister: My Speech to Labour Party Annual Conference

In my speech today I told conference that Theresa May is a Prime Minister who prevaricates and a Tory leader who can't make a decision. It's one of the reasons she will never cut it as Prime Minster. 

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Changing to Win: An Update from Me

During last year’s Deputy Leadership election, I said that if we organise, mobilise and harness the potential of every single party member, there’s no limit to what we can achieve. 

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Changing to Win: Labour's Digital Revolution (Video)

Today, I gave Labour Party Annual Conference an update on our party organisation, and Labour's digital revolution. 

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Scrap the Fee for Domestic Violence Victims

Domestic violence victims suffer enough. GPs should not be able to charge them to access justice.

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The First Twelve Months in the Job

When I stood to be Labour’s Deputy Leader, I promised to rebuild our party from the grassroots up. I said I'd reconnect with the hundreds of thousands of members who make the Labour party what it is, and give them the tools and training they needed.

I wanted to reconnect with communities and voters all around the country - both by listening to them, and by giving our members the tools and training they need to engage with them. 

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