Tag Archives: Foodbanks

This week FareShare could benefit from many of us


This week is a financial campaign for FareShare Sussex that is a charity that is based in Brighton but which covers the whole of Sussex and also many parts of Surrey. FareShare is an organisation that I helped to set … Continue reading

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An MP claims 30p is sufficient for a meal a day


Yesterday in the House of Commons there was a debate under the headline of “Preventing Crime and Delivering Justice” and one of the Conservative MPs who took part is Lee Anderson who is the MP for Ashfield. During his comments … Continue reading

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Christmas time for our local MPs – what will they do?


Last Thursday was the final day for the MPs working in the House of Commons and they are now able to spend some time with their families and friends over the Christmas period. They will be returning to the House … Continue reading

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While in Sussex this week, visit some foodbanks


To all members of the Labour Party, we are delighted to welcome you to Brighton and Hove for your annual conference over the next few days. It would be fantastic for the whole of Sussex to benefit from Labour MPs … Continue reading

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A few of The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021


It is always fascinating to find out who is receiving an honour as part of the Queens Birthday or indeed the New Year. This year as we celebrate the 95th Birthday of the Queen a very significant number of people … Continue reading

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Every MP in the UK needs to take part in this petition debate!


Today is an important time for Parliament and 1.1m people across the UK who signed a petition formed by Marcus Rashford calling to end child food poverty and that no children’s should go hungry. It is a petition which emerged … Continue reading

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We need changes within the Government and well beyond it


At the end of last week one of the themes that was debated and voted on in the House of Commons was handled very badly by most Sussex MPs. We clearly need some changes to our democracy if we are … Continue reading

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Let’s redouble our efforts to care for all children


As Donald Trump through his UN ambassador withdraws the USA from the United Nation Human Rights Council claiming the agency is a “protector of human rights abusers and a cesspool of political bias” and images circulate around the world of … Continue reading

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Government statistics hide as much as they reveal


When the Labour Party introduced Children’s Centres in 1999 they chose to make them available to people in all areas of society. The coalition and now this Government have since closed down over 1000 of them and is now claiming … Continue reading

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We need a joined up Industrial Strategy


When the coalition came to power they invoked, like many changes of political power before them, a flurry of change, sweeping away the structures of their predecessors. Everything went in the bin, both the things that were not helping society … Continue reading

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