News from Hilary

Parliament debated a Labour motion yesterday on the need for scrutiny of the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

Here's my speech: http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/9da7b790-789f-46f3-8fbd-b0cc29e949fb?in=15:33:04&out=15:45:54    

I campaigned strongly for us to remain in the EU, but we lost the referendum and therefore have to respect the outcome. The task now is to work towards securing the best deal for Britain.

My Brexit red lines

I campaigned strongly for us to remain in the EU, but we lost the referendum and therefore have to respect the outcome. The task now is to work towards securing... Read more

Like many who have contacted me recently, I value our National Health Service; it’s one of our great national institutions and forms part of the essential fabric of our society, there for us all when we need it.

NHS funding

Like many who have contacted me recently, I value our National Health Service; it’s one of our great national institutions and forms part of the essential fabric of our society,... Read more

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

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