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  • Featured Miliband unveils NHS promise as Labour’s 3rd election pledge – as Burnham outlines 10-year vision for the health service

    Miliband unveils NHS promise as Labour’s 3rd election pledge – as Burnham outlines 10-year vision for the health service

    Tomorrow Ed Miliband will announce Labour’s third election pledge – following those on the deficit and immigration – and it’s on the NHS. Miliband will seek to hammer home the promise made at Labour conference (to fund more healthcare staff through the Mansion Tax, hitting tobacco firms and cracking down on tax avoidance) pledging to: “Build an NHS with the time to care:  20,000 more nurses and 8,000 more GPs. Join up services from home to hospital, guaranteeing GP appointments […]

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  • News Dave Watts stands down as PLP Chair

    Dave Watts stands down as PLP Chair

    A few weeks ago it was announced that PLP Chair Dave Watts would be leaving Parliament in May (the selection process for Watts’ seat in St Helens has already begun). This evening Watts has announced that he’ll be stepping down as PLP Chair as soon as his successor is elected. Speaking this evening, the outgoing PLP Chair said: “There can be no bigger privilege than serving the people of St Helens, the town where my family and I live, for […]

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  • News Polling Labour 10 points ahead of the Tories in London

    Labour 10 points ahead of the Tories in London

    YouGov polling for the Evening Standard has found that Labour are well in London – with the support of 42% of people living in the capital. This is a two point increase since this polling was last done two months ago, leaving the Tories 10 points behind on 32%. Meanwhile, the Lib Dems have dropped to fifth place behind Ukip and the Greens: Labour 42%, Conservatives 32%, Ukip 10%, Greens 8%, Lib Dems 7% The Evening Standard’s analysis of these results […]

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  • News Wales Welsh Labour will spend Mansion Tax proceeds on 1,000 health professionals

    Welsh Labour will spend Mansion Tax proceeds on 1,000 health professionals

    At Labour conference this year Ed Miliband announced that under Labour the Mansion Tax (alongside a crackdown on tobacco companies and tax avoidance) would be spent on a “time to care fund” for the NHS. In early January, Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy announced that he would spend Scotland’s share of the Mansion Tax on 1,000 nurses. And today Welsh First Minister and Labour leader Carwyn Jones has announced that the Welsh Assembly will spend their share of the Mansion Tax […]

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  • News Weekly survey: Changing policy direction, fracking and the general election

    Weekly survey: Changing policy direction, fracking and the general election

    This week, a group of 15 Labour MPs published a joint statement urging the party to change course in three key policy ares. They called for 1) an alternative to austerity 2) rail renationalisation 3) a return to collective bargaining and employment rights in the workplace. What do you think of the contents of the letter? Do you broadly agree with what this group of MPs are asking for? Or do you disagree with the policy proposals? Labour have said they’ll vote […]

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