Emma Reynolds
Shadow Housing Minister and Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East

Entries by Emma Reynolds

Labour Is Calling for a More Ambitious and Comprehensive Devolution Agenda to Every Part of the Country

(5) Comments | Posted 6 July 2015 | (01:00)

We are one of the most centralised countries in Europe. It is by design, rather than by accident, that London dominates our economy and its growth apes all of our major cities. For decades, British politicians and civil servants have hoarded power in Whitehall and have failed to trust local...

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Bedroom Tax Is an Attack on Affordable Housing

(61) Comments | Posted 13 November 2013 | (00:00)

On Tuesday in the House of Commons, MPs face a critical vote on the bedroom tax. Labour have pledged to scrap the tax in 2015 but we want to see an end to it now which is why we've put forward a motion in Parliament to do just that.


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Racial Discrimination by Landlords and Letting Agents Is Shocking, Sickening and Illegal

(147) Comments | Posted 15 October 2013 | (01:00)

It is shocking, sickening and illegal that racial prejudice is reportedly being accepted by letting agents in London.

The BBC's TV programme Inside Out has discovered that letting agents have been accepting requests by landlords to refuse to show and let properties to people of African-Caribbean descent. The programme's producer...

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Labour's Call for EU Budget Cuts Is a Principled, Pro-European Argument

(18) Comments | Posted 1 November 2012 | (18:05)

In the wake of the deepest global economic crisis in the post war period, governments across Europe and the world are tightening their belts. In this context, Labour has set out a principled and pro-European argument that the European Union budget should not be exempt from these same challenges.

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Why the Shooting of Russian Banker German Gorbuntsov in London Raises Worries About Our National Security

(6) Comments | Posted 4 April 2012 | (01:00)

The attempted murder of a Russian banker in London last week was a shocking reminder of how easily the problems of other countries can bring violence to our streets.

We live in an increasingly open world, and while the benefits to trade and culture are obvious and welcome, there is...

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David Cameron's Phantom Veto

(4) Comments | Posted 6 February 2012 | (00:00)

After the last EU Council meeting in December, David Cameron was given a hero's welcome on his return by Tory MPs. However the mood of the House of Commons and his backbenchers has dramatically changed since then as it became clear that the much trumpeted "veto" didn't in fact stop...

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Tories Euro Divide: Cameron Has Lost Control

(29) Comments | Posted 9 December 2011 | (00:00)

David Cameron arrives at the EU summit as a leader of a divided party and desperately in need of allies. Instead of focusing on doing the right thing for Britain by supporting eurozone reform, he has been spending more time reacting to the demands of Conservatives MPs urging him to...

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Political Instability is Hampering Girls' Opportunities in Nepal

(0) Comments | Posted 3 November 2011 | (00:00)

A week is a long time in Nepalese politics. During the first five days of my VSO parliamentarian volunteering placement this summer, the prime minister resigned, triggering yet another round of negotiations between the main political parties; a general strike by transport workers restricted travel along main roads and several...

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Tory Eurosceptic Rebellion is of Cameron's own Making

(9) Comments | Posted 24 October 2011 | (01:00)

Economic growth is flatlining, unemployment is rising and inflation has hit five per cent. Up and down the country people are worried about their jobs and their falling living standards. And instead of taking action to fix the economy, the Conservative Prime Minister is bogged down by squabbling from his...

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