Apply to take part in MP’s annual Summer School!

Apply to take part in the 11th year of the popular two-week programme, including a free trip to Parliament! I have opened applications for my eleventh annual Working for your community summer school – for 16-24 year olds, which will take place between 15th-26th July 2024. As an MP I often receive requests for some […]

Debbie Abrahams MP attends Armed Forces Week Reception

Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams was joined by local Royal Air Force veteran Paul Scoltock at Keir Starmer MP’s Armed Forces Week parliamentary reception in Westminster. Armed Forces Week runs from 19th– 24th June and is an opportunity for people to show support for the men and women who have served in our […]

Social Security Health Assessments System has Contributed to the Deaths of Claimants

The cross party Work and Pensions Select Committee responsible for scrutinising the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) policies, has published a damning report on the Government’s health assessments system which is used to screen whether sick and disabled people should have access to vital social security payments. These payments provide financial support to a […]

Labour Will Get People Back Into Work

Data released by the House of Commons Library shows there were 770 people aged 18-24 claiming unemployment support in March 2023, across the Oldham East and Saddleworth constituency, that is 9% of the local population, almost double the UK rate of 4.8%. Across all age groups there were 4,295 actual claimants across the constituency in […]

Oldham MP Calls for the Government to ‘Guarantee Our Essentials’

Oldham East and Saddleworth MP, Debbie Abrahams is calling on the Government to reform the Universal Credit system to ensure that everyone can afford essentials during the cost of living crisis. The MP, who is a member of the work and pensions select committee, said: “Losing your job, needing to care for a sick family […]

Our Letter to the Prime Minister on Fulfilling Dementia Commitments

Today I joined Alzheimer’s Society Ambassadors Vicky McClure and Dame Arlene Phillips as well as Elliot Colburn MP and Ananga Moonesinghe, who lives with dementia, to deliver an open letter to PM Rishi Sunak at Downing Street, demanding the Government urgently fulfil their promises on dementia. Launched by leading dementia charity Alzheimer’s Society, the open […]

Introducing My Elected Representatives (Codes of Conduct) Bill

Today I will be introducing my Private Members’ Bill on the Elected Representatives (Codes of Conduct). This Bill puts the Ministerial and Members’ Codes of Conduct onto a statutory footing, as well as introducing a national, statutory Code of Conduct for local councillors. This Bill will, for the first time in our 400 plus year […]

The Challenges Facing Our NHS

My office has been inundated with messages from my constituents concerned about forthcoming operations and other treatments. I have seen for myself the immense strain being placed on our NHS staff. The hardworking Royal Oldham Hospital staff have been praised by the CQC for their care and commitment to patients in the recent inspection however, […]

Christmas 2023 Office Hours

Due to the festive break, my office will close from 23 December –  3 January. From 3rd January, my team and I will be here to help you with any issue you may have. I will be periodically checking my email and voicemail over Christmas and the New Year, so if you have a very […]

Kind Fest: Compassion in Politics?

It’s a pleasure to be speaking with you today as the co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Compassionate Politics. For those of you not familiar with our Parliamentary system, APPGs consist of members from different parties and from both Houses. We aim to work collaboratively together to address specific issues; in this case we […]

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