March Newsletter from Debbie Abrahams MP

It’s been another very busy month representing Oldham East & Saddleworth! Please follow this link to read my March newsletter and keep up to date with my engagements here in the constituency and in parliament.

January – February E-newsletter

This month’s E-newsletter includes an update on my activities across the constituency and in Parliament. Read the full edition, containing my thoughts on the Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone, Voter ID laws and the leaked documents that reveal the government’s spending on levelling-up northern bus networks will be cut by 50% here. For reference, you […]

Prime Minister’s ‘Bus Back Better’ Fund Slashed by Half

It seems that the Prime Minister’s favourite transport policy, to ‘level up’ bus services in the North of England, is in tatters after the Treasury refuses to sign the cheques. The fact that Mr Johnson can promise a ‘transformational investment’ in northern bus services but have that blocked by his colleagues in No. 11 illustrates […]

Oldham MPs call on Minister for “Levelling Up” to deliver on tackling inequality

During the Conservative Party Conference in Greater Manchester last week, the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities referred to Oldham and “levelling up”  in his speech. I, along with Jim McMahon MP and Angela Rayner MP, have written to the Secretary Michael Gove MP to remind him of the innumerable occasions Oldham’s […]

The UK’s future relationship with the EU

On Christmas Eve, the Prime Minister heralded the deal his negotiators had struck with European Union counterparts concerning our future relationship with our nearest neighbours and the largest trading bloc in the world. After running a General Election over a year ago to ‘Get Brexit Done’ and boasting he had an ‘oven-ready deal’, he seemed […]

Government must create emergency plan to end COVID-19 food poverty

I am calling on the Government to address the issue of COVID-19 related food poverty, as a report from the Food Foundation shows, 1.5m people have gone a full day without food as a result of the virus. Beyond the medically shielded, the Food Foundation’s report identified between 4m and 7m people, in lower risk categories, […]

Speak your mind during Mental Health Awareness Week

I am asking constituents to speak your mind and reach out to those around you, whether that’s family, friends, neighbours or strangers, during this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May). During lockdown, surely the most emotionally difficult times we’ve all been through as a nation since the end of the second world war, we […]

Government seek to blame people on low incomes for second wave of COVID-19 infections

I remain concerned that by relaxing the lockdown rules, the Government is creating a situation in which people on low incomes will be blamed if there is a second wave of COVID-19 infections. In a BBC interview with a senior figure in the Conservative party’s influential 1922 Committee, MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, said of the easing […]

COVID-19: What needs to happen now?

The UK is now in its third week of a three-week lockdown. But as we see the mounting number of people diagnosed with the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and with that, the growing number succumbing to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), I think most of us know that this will not be the last […]

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