News from Hilary

First published in South Leeds Life Magazine 5th October 2016, available here http://www.southleedslife.com/mustnt-return-11-plus/

Why bringing back the 11 plus would be a return to the bad old days

First published in South Leeds Life Magazine 5th October 2016, available here http://www.southleedslife.com/mustnt-return-11-plus/ Read more

[First published on South Leeds Life, 03 September 2016 http://www.southleedslife.com/holiday-reflections/]

Hilary's Article for South Leeds Life - September 2016

[First published on South Leeds Life, 03 September 2016 http://www.southleedslife.com/holiday-reflections/] Read more

Watch Hilary's challenge to the Education Secretary here goo.gl/uGxYd8.

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Why the return of grammar schools won't help our children to succeed

Watch Hilary's challenge to the Education Secretary here goo.gl/uGxYd8.

It is deeply concerning that homelessness and rough sleeping have both risen sharply since 2010.  While homelessness fell by 62% under the previous Labour government (1998 to 2010), the number of families accepted as homeless has risen by a third since 2010, and recorded rough sleeping has doubled in the last six years and has risen by 30% in the last year alone.

Homelessness

It is deeply concerning that homelessness and rough sleeping have both risen sharply since 2010.  While homelessness fell by 62% under the previous Labour government (1998 to 2010), the number... Read more

I share the concerns of those who have contacted me recently regarding rail fare rises and services.  Our railways should be run under public ownership, in the public interest and with affordable fares.

Rail Fare Increases - support affordable fares and public ownership

I share the concerns of those who have contacted me recently regarding rail fare rises and services.  Our railways should be run under public ownership, in the public interest and with... Read more

Lots of constituents me about the Fix Britain's Internet campaign, which is calling for Openreach to be separated from British Telecom (BT).

Give us the internet we need

Lots of constituents me about the Fix Britain's Internet campaign, which is calling for Openreach to be separated from British Telecom (BT). Read more

As members' ballot papers for the Labour Party leadership election are now starting to arrive and each of us will be making our decision about who to support, I thought I would set out why I am voting for Owen Smith.

Why I am voting for Owen Smith

As members' ballot papers for the Labour Party leadership election are now starting to arrive and each of us will be making our decision about who to support, I thought... Read more

The former Holbeck Day Centre is going to be sold at auction on 21st July and Holbeck Elderly Aid have launched a crowdfunding page to raise the money required to purchase the building for use for the benefit of the Holbeck community.

Holbeck Eldery Aid desperately need this building to continue to deliver services and offer essential case for older people in Holbeck and the wider community.  They deliver vital services and require urgent funding to secure the purpose built day centre in order to provide a safe haven for vulnerable, socially isolated older people to socialise, have nutritious warm meals and be supported by staff and outreach workers. 

To find out more and see how you can help please visit the page here http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/brick-by-brick-rebuilding-the-community

Help Holbeck Elderly Aid to buy the Holbeck Day Centre for the Community

The former Holbeck Day Centre is going to be sold at auction on 21st July and Holbeck Elderly Aid have launched a crowdfunding page to raise the money required to...

Speech by Hilary Benn MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary
13 June 2016, Church House, London

 

We meet here today with just 10 days to go until the referendum.
 
A referendum not just on our membership of the European Union but also on Britain’s place and influence in the world.
 
Our great country - our astonishing country - is one of the most successful in human history.

Keeping Britain great in the European Union

Speech by Hilary Benn MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary13 June 2016, Church House, London   We meet here today with just 10 days to go until the referendum. A referendum not... Read more

I have been contacted by many constituents recently regarding the UK Government's commitment to spend 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) each year on Official Development Assistance (ODA) and the related Tearfund campaign.  I strongly support the campaign, not least because of my previous experience as a cabinet minister.

Please keep our 0.7% aid promise

I have been contacted by many constituents recently regarding the UK Government's commitment to spend 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) each year on Official Development Assistance (ODA) and the related... Read more

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