Why I think it's best for Huddersfield to stay in the EU

I have listened to the arguments on both sides of this debate and I firmly believe it is in both Huddersfield and the UK’s interest to remain in the EU.

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HRI consultation response

My response to the public consultation on proposed future arrangements for hospital and community health services in Huddersfield.

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Invitation: Universities & their Communities

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Osborne's Budget is No Help for Health

Speaking in the House of Commons in response to the Chancellor's budget, I raised the fate of our local hospital.

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Sunday is Special in Huddersfield

I recently voted to protect the weekend by maintaining the existing Sunday trading laws.

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A&E Campaign update

The fate of our local hospital is the issue of the single greatest importance I am currently working on. I thought I would share a quick update on the work my team and I have been doing to save HRI.

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Why I plan to vote against air strikes in Syria

I am just about old enough to remember the intensive bombing in Britain during the Second World War, and I can still recall being told by my family that I must stay in our air raid shelter following the bombing and destruction of our neighbours’ home.  

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The Real X-Factor: voting past, present and future

With Parliament Week coming up,, and the annual run of TV talent shows, on 12 November the University of Huddersfield are hosting an event about the future of voting.

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I ♥ Huddersfield

The wonderful children of Fixby Infants School drew these excellent 'heart' pictures expressing what they love - subjects ranged from their family and friends to Minecraft! 

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The Dangers of Shrinking Childhood

In a debate about lowering the voting age to 16, I made some remarks in the House of Commons about the dangers of shrinking childhood which attracted some controversy.

My main motivation for entering politics was to improve the welfare and life chances of children, and I have poured more energy into this issue than any other since being elected as an MP.

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