"It is great to be here with Paul Blomfield, the local MP and Ollie Coppard, our candidate in Sheffield Hallam who is running such a brilliant campaign.
"And I want to thank Ivan Lewis and Lisa Nandy for being here and leading this process of giving young people a chance to shape their future.
"The reason I’m here is that there is nothing more pressing at this election than the future of young people ….
Ed Miliband speech at Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union
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1.6 million pensioners hit by David Cameron’s 87p pension rise
Ensuring a sustainable NHS for the 21st century will mean helping people take more responsibility for their own health, Labour will say today.
Labour’s new approach to public health, launched today, forms part of a wider plan to improve health and ensure the NHS remains affordable and sustainable in the century of the ageing society.
Labour’s new approach to public health -
Ed Miliband speech in Salford
From the Lowry Centre, Salford Quays by Ed Miliband MP
Rachel Reeves MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, and Stephen Timms MP, Labour’s Shadow Employment Minister, will today set out a five-
New figures show 68,000 older people would benefit from Labour’s Compulsory Jobs Guarantee
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Working parents would be entitled to an extra ten hours of free childcare a week under proposals being announced by Labour today.
Families with two working parents would receive up to 25 hours a week for children aged three and four, if Labour win the next election, shadow chancellor Ed Balls will say.
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Jamie Reed MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister, said:…….
"The number of GPs has fallen under this Government as medical students have seen the pressure Ministers have put on general practice. GP morale has collapsed and now twice as many are emigrating and 60 per cent said they we’re considering early retirement. It’ll take more than a video to undo years of Tory damage.
Number of GP’s has fallen under this Government -
Response to the publication of school performance tables
“Both parents and teenagers will be greatly concerned by chaos in the exam system brought about by David Cameron’s schools policy. It is taking the country backwards and threatening standards. Parents deserve to know exactly how their child’s school is performing – but under this Tory-
Labour activists target over 100 seats as part of NHS campaign weekend
Following the launch of Labour’s NHS pledge this week, Labour activists will be out campaigning in well over a hundred key seats this weekend, setting out our 10 year plan for the health service. Labour’s 10-
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Women to bear brunt of George Osborne’s cuts – House of Commons Library analysis
George Osborne spends £43,000 of taxpayers’ money defending bankers’ bonuses
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Miliband tells tax havens: open your books in six months -
Ed Miliband warns the tax havens costing British families and businesses billions of pounds that they will have just six months to put their house in order and open their books -
Andy Burnham MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, responding to the King’s Fund’s report on David Cameron’s record on the NHS, said:
“Labour warned David Cameron that his reorganisation would damage the NHS and we now have independent authoritative evidence that that is what has happened. “People will remember patients, nurses, doctors and midwives lining up in their thousands and pleading with the Government to call it off. But they ploughed on and plunged the NHS into the chaos we see today.
Miliband: the betrayal of young voters is a disaster for democracy.
Ed Miliband warns today that young voters are in danger of being denied a vote in this and future general elections.
On National Voter Registration Day, Labour is publishing new data revealing a dramatic rise in the number of fall young people aged 16 to 18 losing their democratic rights.
This suggests that, from March to May 2015, the number of 16 to 18 year-
Emma Reynolds response to The Homelessness Monitor: England published by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Emma Reynolds MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Minister, responding to The Homelessness Monitor: England published by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on homelessness, said:
“This report reveals the extent of rising homelessness in England. It’s a tragedy that so many people are without a home or struggling to keep a roof over their head.
Generation Rent will be £2.5 billion better off – an average of £624 each -
Ed Miliband and Emma Reynolds today (Tuesday) set out the action a Labour government will take to help Generation Rent.
Legislate for three-
End excessive rent rises by putting a ceiling on rent increases during the new three-
Labour sets out plans for biggest devolution of economic power and funding for generations – Ed Balls
Labour will deliver the biggest devolution of economic power and funding to England’s city and county regions for generations, Ed Balls will pledge today.
The Shadow Chancellor will say that plans to devolve £30 billion of funding over five years -
Labour's much talked about “Woman to Woman” campaign bus rolled into Colne on Thursday with not one, but two, female MPs on board.
Luciana Berger, (Shadow Public Health Minister) and Yvonne Fouvarge, (Shadow Children's Minister) were welcomed to Colne by Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for Pendle, Azhar Ali.
The trio came to talk with mums and families who use the local Children's Centre to listen to their concerns about the rising costs of childcare and to discuss Labour's pledge to increase free childcare and save Sure Start Centres.
Britain needs a better plan. Britain needs a Labour government -
Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, responding to the Budget Statement, said:
Mr Deputy Speaker, never has the gap between the Chancellor’s rhetoric and the reality of people’s lives been greater than it was today.
This is a Budget people won’t believe from a government that’s not on their side.
Because of their record. Because of their instincts. Because of their plans for the future.
Rise in zero hour contracts another stark illustration of recovery which is not working for working people -
Chuka Umunna MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, commenting on new ONS statistics on the number of zero-
The IFS says the Chancellor’s Budget plans involve annual spending cuts after the election which are twice as deep as anything we’ve seen in the last five years.
Letter from Lucy Powell MP to the Prime Minister regarding the conduct of Conservative Party Chair, Grant Shapps MP
Dear Prime Minister,
There are serious questions to answer over the conduct of your senior Minister and Conservative Party Chair, Grant Shapps.