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[19/05/2022 | No comment]

Liz’s MP representative Sarah Russell caught up with New Parks Community Hub Director Jo Randall as well as the brilliant Premier League Kicks team, which runs community football sessions on the Hub site. 

The Hub is a fantastic community centre for New Parks – Jo and her team have created a really welcoming environment at the centre, which hosts an incredible range of activities and events, including their Team Cafe, Team Tots sessions, and regular housing surgeries, as well as lots more. 

Sarah also had the chance to see the Hub’s new football pitch in action and meet the Premier League Kicks team. They run regular community football sessions from the site, for both children and adults. They welcome players of all abilities and sessions are free of charge- to find out more about the Kicks programme see here https://www.premierleague.com/this-is-pl/the-communities/409192Premier League Kicks

 

[20/04/2022 | No comment]

Last week Boris Johnson became the only Prime Minister in British history to be found guilty of breaking the law. On Tuesday he made a statement to the House of Commons on the fines issued to himself and the Chancellor as a result of attending an illegal gathering in Westminster.

His mealy-mouthed apology will have offered little comfort to those families in Leicester West who sacrificed so much to follow the rules. You can see the Leader of the Labour Party, Keir Starmer, respond to the Prime Minister’s statement in the video above or read his response here.

Labour will force a vote this week on allowing a cross-party committee to investigate whether the Prime Minister misled Parliament about breaking covid rules. Conservative MPs should put the country first, and vote to support an investigation. You can see the motion Labour have tabled on this here

The Labour Party is clear. Britain deserves better than Boris Johnson. It’s time to bring decency, honesty and integrity back to our politics. The Prime Minister is not fit to govern. He must resign.

 

[24/03/2022 | No comment]

Yesterday, the Chancellor announced his Spring Statement. People across the country are worried sick about the spiralling cost-of-living crisis, but Rishi Sunak failed to provide them with the support they need.  

The Chancellor had a choice. He could have scrapped his unfair national insurance hike and introduced a windfall tax to bring down soaring energy bills, but instead, he chose to press ahead with his high tax, low growth policies. The Chancellor failed to rise to the scale of the challenge. Now the country faces the biggest fall in living standards since the 1950s, 1.3 million people are set to be pushed into poverty and 7 out of 8 working people will be clobbered with tax rises in the years ahead.   

This tax raising Chancellor is out of touch, and his failure to tackle the cost-of-living crisis has been given a crushing verdict by people in Leicester.  

Labour would tax fairly, spend wisely, and grow our economy. You can watch Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, Rachel Reeves, respond the Spring Statement here or read it here 

[17/03/2022 | No comment]

Today Sarah Russell, Liz’s MP representative, attended the St Patrick’s day Mass at St Patrick’s church on Beaumont Leys Lane.

The fantastic service focused on ensuring those who were new to our city were welcomed and supported. You can find out more about the Church and how they support the local community here

[17/03/2022 | No comment]
This week, the team joined Leicester Ukrainian Club ‘Kalyna’ in boxing up donations to be sent to the Poland-Ukraine border.
 
The scale of generosity of everyone in Leicester is amazing – thank you to all the volunteers and donors for supporting this fantastic cause.
 
Find more information on how you can support the work of the Ukrainian Club here
 
 

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