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Leading Labour, winning again

The Labour Party is electing its new leader. We need someone who understands how to regain people‚Äôs trust and support, and who has the vision, experience and courage to be our next Prime Minister. I think David Miliband is that man. David came into politics for the right reasons. He […]

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PMQ on Glenfield’s children’s heart surgery unit

This week I asked my first Prime Minister’s Question about the future of the paediatric cardiac unit at Glenfield Hospital. The unit provides outstanding care, not only in terms of the quality of surgery but also the excellent nursing, after care and facilities and support for parents. The Government is […]

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Tory-Liberal Budget will hit poorest hardest

Last week was my first Budget as Leicester West’s MP. The measures George Osborne announced will affect the lives of people in Leicester West for years to come, and determine the economic and political direction of the country. The Tory-Liberal Government says its Budget was unavoidable, will boost growth and […]

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Labour Leadership

Today I nominated David Miliband to be Leader of the Labour party. Labour is lucky to have some outstanding candidates – people with real talent, commitment and passion – putting themselves forward for this election. I’ve talked to, read about and listened to the candidates before making my decision. I […]

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Working hard for you

It’s two weeks since the people of Leicester West gave me the great honour, and privilege, of serving as their Member of Parliament. A lot has happened since May 6th, and I’m only sorry I haven’t had the chance to update my website before now. Top of my list of […]