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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 […]

MP Marks Wellbeing Week

Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams marked World Wellbeing Week this week by calling for people’s wellbeing to be a key objective of Government, and not just economic growth. The theme of 2023’s world wellbeing week is anxiety. Before being elected as the MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, Ms Abrahams was a public health consultant focusing on health inequalities and Chair of […]

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 […]

Debbie Abrahams MP Opens UK’s First Ever Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

Debbie Abrahams, Labour MP for Oldham East & Saddleworth recently opened the first ever Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Conference in Greater Manchester. Working alongside METUP UK – set up by her constituent Jo Taylor, as well as Mayor Andy Burnham and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority; Debbie delivered the opening address at the event and […]

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 […]

Government Benefit Cap Pushes 700 Local Children into ‘Deeper Poverty’

Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, has highlighted new data – obtained by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – which reveals that 700 children in her constituency live in households that are adversely affected by the Government’s benefit cap. Debbie said: “This data, obtained via a freedom of information request by CPAG, reveals that […]

My Bill Could Clean-up Politics

Within politics, we are witnessing a crisis in principles, professionalism, and practice. This has created a culture of distrust with four out of five people reporting to Compassion in Politics, that they had no respect for politicians. This figure is unsurprising in light of widespread reports of members breaching the Ministerial Code without consequence, and […]

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 […]

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