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