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Ian Lavery

Labour Party chair and MP for Wansbeck

Labour Party chair and MP for Wansbeck
Working People Are the Real Victims of Tory Attacks on Trade

Working People Are the Real Victims of Tory Attacks on Trade Unions

This is yet another direct attempt to silence the political voices of working people who already feel increasingly removed from those in the political arena who respond to greater inequality in our country by giving millionaires a tax cut while increasing numbers are forced to rely on food banks simply to make ends meet. And let's face it when put in these terms who can blame them?
01/06/2015 17:12 BST
We need a Labour government with a plan to help working

We need a Labour government with a plan to help working people

Whether it is cutting the top rate of tax for millionaires, scrapping hundreds of sure start centres or introducing the disgraceful bedroom tax, you need little evidence that David Cameron and his government have been no different to Major, Thatcher and Heath before them.
09/04/2015 00:52 BST
This Government Has a Lot to Answer for When It Comes to Food

This Government Has a Lot to Answer for When It Comes to Food Poverty

Nothing quite characterises the levels of poverty in austerity Britain better than the dramatic growth in the use of food banks in recent years. With record numbers visiting local food banks in many areas over Christmas - and January looking set to be their busiest month yet - it is clear that they remain a much needed resource for many working people as the Coalition government's cuts, poverty pay and harsh benefit sanctions take their toll on household incomes. How the government can stand by and refuse to act while so many people are struggling to make ends meet is beyond me. We need to work to boost wages, raise living standards and put an end to in-work poverty, food poverty and the cost of living crisis once and for all. We want a recovery that everyone can benefit from - not just the richest...
28/01/2015 08:49 GMT
A Smokescreen for Slavery: Human Rights Abuses in UK Supply

A Smokescreen for Slavery: Human Rights Abuses in UK Supply Chains

As UK citizens we should be appalled that UK companies will accept such horrific human rights abuses within their supply chains. British American Tobacco, through its name, represents us all, whether we like it or not. They should be accountable to our ideals of fairness and justice, whether it be in the UK or abroad.
05/11/2014 00:00 GMT