John Woodcock

Charity Says It Can't Meet Demand From Poverty-Stricken Families During Holidays

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Politics

A charity supporting children from poorer families says it has been unable to meet demand from those struggling to feed themselves during the school h...

John McDonnell Says Labour Wants To Form A Minority Government

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Politics

Labour wants to form a minority government and will challenge the SNP, the Lib Dems and Green Party to support it, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell ha...

The Waugh Zone March 7, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday, March 7… 1) THE SNAP DRAGOONS William Hague has become the first senior Tory to say what has been...

Cumbria Zoo Deaths Spark Bizarre Row Between Kay Burley And MP John Woodcock

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK

Details of the neglect and cruelty inflicted upon animals at the South Lakes Safari Zoo in Cumbria were today reported widely after councillors reject...

Labour Is Not In Denial About Copeland Defeat, Says John McDonnell

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Politics

John McDonnell has insisted the Labour Party leadership is not in denial as he blamed disunity in the party for its humiliating defeat in the Copeland...

Seagulls Targeted By Armed Vigilantes, MPs Hear Amid 'Gull Wars' Warning

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK

Seagulls are causing so much chaos in UK coastal communities that fed-up residents are arming themselves with guns to kill the animals themselves, an ...

Morning Star Newspaper Condemned By Labour MPs For Calling Aleppo Fall A 'Liberation'

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK

Labour MPs have united in a chorus of condemnation of the left-wing Morning Star newspaper after it labelled the imminent fall of Aleppo, Syria’s la...

PMQs: Labour MP John Woodcock Deletes Tweet After Calling Session A 'F*cking Disaster'

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Politics

A Labour MP swiftly deleted a tweet describing Prime Minister's Questions a "fucking disaster" for Jeremy Corbyn's party after failing to capitalise o...

MP Slams McDonnell For Giving 'Paedophiles And Terrorists' Ability To Join Labour

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK

A Labour MP has accused John McDonnell of trying to give paedophiles, terrorists and ant-Semites "a free run" to join the party. John Woodcock call...

Paedophile O'Carroll Says He'll Quit Labour To Avoid 'Embarrassing' Corbyn - Then Party Expels Him

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Politics

UPDATE: The Labour Party has expelled Tom O'Carroll. A party spokesman told The Huffington Post: "Tom O'Carroll has now been excluded from the Labour ...

Labour's Trident Row Reignites

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Politics

Labour splits over Trident widened tonight after Shadow Defence Secretary Emily Thornberry appeared to suggest that the nuclear submarine system was a...

Anti-War Protesters Branded Misogynistic After Targeting 'Childless' Stella Creasy

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK

An anti-war demonstration has suffered a huge backlash over claims it targeted the home of Stella Creasy, with one person saying this was ok because s...

Watch Labour MP Call SNP 'Robots' In Chaotic Trident Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Politics

A Labour MP has labelled SNP MPs "robots" during a chaotic House of Commons debate on renewing the Trident nuclear weapons system. John Woodcock, o...

Labour MP On Isil Frontline Appeals For UK To Do 'Significantly More' To Help Kurds Defeat Terrorist Group

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 15.11.2015 | UK Politics

The UK has “significantly more to do” to help Kurdish fighters defeat Isil in Iraq, according to a Labour MP visiting the frontline of the conflic...

Arm the Kurds

Gary Kent | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

The Commons returned this week to a major statement from Prime Minister David Cameron on several international crises including Iraq. Denouncing Isil barbarism, he defined his position as providing equipment to the Kurdish forces and supporting US military air strikes...

Remembering Halabja and Boosting the Kurdish Diaspora

Gary Kent | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Several MPs referred favourably to Ukrainian communities and organisations in their constituencies in a recent Commons debate on Russian actions against Ukraine. Such links with voters, who may be seen as newsworthy locally and electorally important, makes MPs more attentive.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Autumn Statement Day

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday 5 September... 1) AUTUMN STATEMENT DAY The chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne will be deliv...

We Must Not Let Frustration Over the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Stop Us Making the Case for a Negotiated Two State Solution

John Woodcock | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Politics
John Woodcock

We now need to do whatever it takes to break the cycle of despair and empower those who would eschew conflict and take risks for peace. President Bill Clinton as a new special envoy to the region? Bring it on. And even the Palestinian UN bid, viewed with great suspicion by many supporters of Israel. Labour is backing the bid in the hope it will help restart negotiations.

Terminally Ill Alice's Bucket List Blogger In Benefits Row

PA | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK

Terminally ill internet star Alice Pyne has been told that her mother's child benefit could be taken away unless she goes to college. Alice, 16, ca...

Man Hands Himself In Following Confrontation With Labour MP On Train

Posted 28.02.2012 | UK Politics

The Labour MP who confronted two men for allegedly making racist comments on a train has said the incident proves the worth of CCTV. John Woodcock,...

Rail Service Failure 'Hypocrisy'

PA | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK Politics

Labour accused the coalition Government today of "hypocrisy" for failing to ensure a rail service on Boxing Day. Transport spokesman John Woodcock ...