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  • Featured News Wales Child burial fees scrapped in Wales after campaign from Carolyn Harris

    Child burial fees scrapped in Wales after campaign from Carolyn Harris

    Costs associated with burying a child are to be covered by the Welsh government, after a campaign from Carolyn Harris. Harris, MP for Swansea East and shadow home office minister, has seen her campaign fulfilled by Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones. Jones announced the policy at Welsh Labour’s conference today in Llandudno, praising her campaigning efforts. Harris herself lost a child aged eight in 1989, and had to borrow money to pay for his funeral costs. She said to Wales […]

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  • Featured News Margaret Beckett becomes longest serving woman MP in history

    Margaret Beckett becomes longest serving woman MP in history

    Margaret Beckett has become the longest serving woman MP of all time. Surpassing the mark held by Irene Ward, Beckett has in total the longest amount of time spent in the commons of any woman. She has not got the record of continuous service though, as has served as MP for two seats – first for Lincoln from 1974-79, then for Derby South from the 1983 general to today. She has served as leader of the opposition, after John Smith’s […]

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  • Comment Featured Wales Carwyn and his team show the difference that is made from government – Corbyn to Welsh Labour conference

    Carwyn and his team show the difference that is made from government – Corbyn to Welsh Labour conference

    This is the full text of the speech that Jeremy Corbyn gave to Welsh Labour conference today.  Thank you for that welcome. It is a pleasure to be here in North Wales again in Llandudno. Events in Westminster on Wednesday afternoon showed the brutality that one man can reap. But it also showed the humanity, the bravery and the solidarity that really defines us and that binds us together in times of darkness and adversity. The police, the security personnel, […]

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  • Comment Featured It was striking to see Momentum and Progress campaign together – McDonnell at Momentum’s inaugural conference

    It was striking to see Momentum and Progress campaign together – McDonnell at Momentum’s inaugural conference

    This is the speech that John McDonnell gave at Momentum’s inaugural conference today.  “I want to thank Momentum for the pivotal role you played in helping us win the recent by-election in Stoke. “As well as a very well run campaign on the ground, I am in no doubt that the hard work Momentum put in made a huge difference. “The car pool app designed by Momentum was a huge success and as a result we saw thousands out on […]

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  • Comment Featured Local Government Labour’s historic victory in the City of London allows it to serve the common good

    Labour’s historic victory in the City of London allows it to serve the common good

    Our new Labour group wishes to see the City of London once again serve the Common Good. Three years ago I was the first ever Labour councillor to be elected in the City of London. Though stepping down myself late last night, Labour made history once again by winning four additional seats on the Common Council, the governing body in the financial heart of the UK — taking us to a total of five elected councillors and forming the first […]

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