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 […]

Covid-19: A Disease of Poverty

Like infectious diseases of the past, Covid-19 is a disease of poverty. If you map Covid prevalence with deprivation the results are stark. It has also exposed the ingrained inequalities across our society, and I say this as a former public health consultant with over 20 years’ experience rather than as an opposition MP. But […]

Government must lockdown non-essential workplaces

I am receiving large numbers of queries from constituents being asked to go to work in non-essential occupations. The Government must take immediate action to lockdown non-essential workplaces. Government guidance on staying at home and away from others can be found here. Guidance on businesses and premises to close and remain so until further notice […]

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