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If Labour stands together we can turn back the Tory tide (The Mirror)

Theresa May talks about delivering an economy that works for working people. But in practice, she’s doing the opposite. In next month’s Budget, the Tories are set to press on with their endless austerity: still deeper cuts to health and social care, education and local services. They’re now trying to take away more money from …

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My statement on the Stoke-on-Trent Central and Copeland by-elections

Labour’s victory in Stoke is a decisive rejection of UKIP’s politics of division and dishonesty. But our message was not enough to win through in Copeland. In both campaigns, Labour listened to thousands of voters on the doorstep. Both constituencies, like so many in Britain, have been let down by the political establishment. To win …

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My speech to Labour’s Local Government Conference

Labour’s Local Government Conference at Warwick University As someone who was a Labour councillor for several years it’s always a great pleasure to be among so many talented, innovative and hard-working local representatives standing up for their communities.And on behalf of the whole Labour party I want to say thank you for what you do in …

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