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Dawn Butler

Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities and Labour MP for Brent Central

Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities and Labour MP for Brent Central
Why I Am Supporting The International Week Of The

Why I Am Supporting The International Week Of The Deaf

This is a community which is underappreciated and often underrepresented and that is why this week we must celebrate the achievements of the deaf community who are often not recognised enough. It is vital that we give deaf people the right support to enable the full inclusion of sign language in everyday life.
21/09/2017 17:05 BST
How Theresa May And The Tories Can Learn From Robert Nesta

How Theresa May And The Tories Can Learn From Robert Nesta Marley

This week marked the official State Opening of Parliament by the Queen. This was the Queen's 64th speech however this one was far from usual, with the new government on this occasion set to be propped up by the DUP. The Tories so often warned us about a coalition of chaos during the election campaign, but little did they expect to be talking about their own chaotic government.
23/06/2017 11:24 BST
Why Modernising Speaker John Bercow Must

Why Modernising Speaker John Bercow Must Stay

If the Prime Minister respects the will of the people she will call an end to the partisan manoeuvring by some of her MPs. Mr Speaker has my full support and that of my Labour colleagues. We are ready to defend him because his modernising agenda is right for Westminster and right for the country.
21/02/2017 17:07 GMT
Only Labour Can End Fuel

Only Labour Can End Fuel Poverty

The Labour Party will continue to work towards ending fuel poverty and when in government we will put energy efficiency back on the agenda. Struggling families need more than warm words from this government, they need warm homes.
17/02/2017 15:26 GMT
The United States Has A Really Nasty

The United States Has A Really Nasty Virus

The tens of thousands who have protested Trump's ban in the UK have spoken up, the Labour Party has spoken up, the Speaker of the House of Commons has spoken up, and it is now time for the government to stand up for British values. We are not a nation of hate and now we must show it.
07/02/2017 17:07 GMT
Why Andy Burnham Is the Leader Labour Needs If We Are to Reconnect With BAME

Why Andy Burnham Is the Leader Labour Needs If We Are to Reconnect With BAME Voters

The Tories more than doubled the number of ethnic minority voters it won and started to close the gap on Labour. While Labour still held a distinct lead, securing over 50% of the vote from ethnic minority voters, the Tories support grew from 16% in 2010 to 33% by 2015. These results must act as a warning to Labour - we simply cannot take any voters for granted.
27/06/2015 09:42 BST