Jobs, skills and training

Helping businesses and making sure people have got the skills and training they need to work and earn a decent living is a top priority in Leicester West.

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‘Back is killing, I stink of smoke, can’t afford petrol and no-one I visit knows my name’

After everything they’ve been through during this awful pandemic, it beggars belief that care workers still cant afford the basics of daily living like petrol to get to work and putting food on the table. Our care staff do some of the most important work in society and deserve far, […]

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Liz visits Lane 7

I visited Lane7 Leicester for the first time on Friday – it is so impressive how they’ve turned the old Central Station into an entertainment venue! Businesses and the leisure industry have had such a tough time during the pandemic and I’m glad that places like Lane7 are reopening safely.

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30,000 children in Leicester now living below the poverty line

New figures published yesterday by the End Child Poverty Coalition show that there are over 30,000 children in Leicester living below the poverty line. That’s 6,000 more than there were in 2015. Leicester saw the biggest increase in child poverty in the East Midlands, and one of the highest in […]

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Liz sets out Labour’s priorities for social care reform

As part of my speech at the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services Spring Conference, I am today calling for social care to be treated as part of Britain’s infrastructure, treating it the same way we would the roads and railways. If you neglect your country’s physical infrastructure, you […]