Labour Party

Nia Griffith responds to reports that a new defence review will be launched

Nia Griffith MP, Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, responding to reports that a new defence review will be launched, said:

“The decision to hold a separate defence review cannot simply be an excuse to kick the difficult decisions facing the defence budget into the long grass.

“Just this week we have had...Read More »

Unprecedented workforce crisis in NHS with over 100,000 vacancies – Justin Madders

Madders MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister,
responding to the latest NHS vacancy data, said:

“Theresa May
has overseen an unprecedented workforce crisis in our NHS, with over 100,000
vacancies across the system. These latest figures reveal in the starkest
fashion how serious shortages have become, with new trainees put off...Read More »

Barbara Keeley responds to the rise in Mental Health Act detentions

Keeley MP, Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Minister for Mental Health,
commenting on the rise in Mental
Health Act detentions, said:

“There is no
doubt that severe Tory cuts to the community services that intervene before
people’s mental health reaches crisis point, alongside cuts to other local
treatments have contributed massively to...Read More »

National debt continues to grow under the Tories - Dowd

Peter Dowd MP, Labour’s Shadow
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
, responding to today’s public
sector finance figures from the ONS, said: 

“Three years after the Tories
promised they would close the deficit, the Government is still on track to
borrow around £50 billion this year. And the national debt continues to...Read More »

CMA right to say purchase of Sky would hand too much power to the Murdoch's - Watson

Tom Watson MP, Labour’s Shadow Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, responding to the decision by the Competition and Markets Authority to provisionally block Rupert Murdoch’s sky takeover bid, said:

“The CMA is right to say the proposed purchase of Sky by Fox would hand too much power and influence to...Read More »

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