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Justin Madders

Member of Parliament for Ellesmere Port & Neston. Shadow Minister for Health

I live in Little Sutton with my wife and three children. I grew up in the constituency and became the first person in my family to go to University where I gained a Law degree. I qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and at the same time I became a Councillor, and began my career in employment law defending the rights of working people to be treated fairly and with dignity at work. I am extremely proud to have been elected as a Member of Parliament in May 2015 and again in June 2017 with an increased majority. I’ll make sure the people of Ellesmere Port and Neston are represented with energy and passion to ensure we get the very best for our constituency.
The Broken Leasehold System Needs To

The Broken Leasehold System Needs To Change

Technical questions about property ownership would normally be considered a hot political issue but that has changed in the last 12 months. Leasehold has been described as "the PPI of the house building industry" and even by the Secretary of State as a "feudal" system, and a real scandal has emerged as people have discovered they don't actually own the homes they bought.
07/11/2017 12:00 GMT
Is Your Area On The Government's Latest NHS Hit

Is Your Area On The Government's Latest NHS Hit List?

While Theresa May toured the TV studios during the General Election campaigning promising to deliver a fairer society, her Health Ministers were hard at work drawing up a new hit list of fourteen areas across the country which will face a fresh round of NHS cuts.
04/08/2017 14:07 BST
The Second NHS Reorganisation Is Well Under

The Second NHS Reorganisation Is Well Under Way

The Health Secretary who wants to deliver a 7 day NHS has also once again gone missing at a time when serious questions are being asked about his stewardship of the Department for Health.
05/04/2017 15:45 BST
The NHS Needs A Rescue Package In Next Week's

The NHS Needs A Rescue Package In Next Week's Budget

Even if the Chancellor comes up with extra funding in the budget it will only be a sticking plaster so we should not allow the public to be fooled into thinking that's job done. A long term, sustainable approach is needed and history has told us the Labour Party are the only ones who can deliver that.
03/03/2017 16:03 GMT
The Future Of The Nursing Profession Is At Risk From This

The Future Of The Nursing Profession Is At Risk From This Government

The uncertainty created by Brexit means that the reliance in recent years on recruitment from the EU is no longer available to shore up the numbers. Our NHS staff cannot keep giving more at the same time that we are giving them less, the Government needs to reinstate bursaries and end pay restraint - we cannot afford not to.
07/02/2017 17:22 GMT
How Do We Break The Class Ceiling And Increase Access To Our Leading

How Do We Break The Class Ceiling And Increase Access To Our Leading Professions?

In her first speech as Prime Minister, Theresa May spoke of building a country which works for everyone and not just the privileged few. But despite warm words from successive Prime Ministers, it remains the case that in this country, where a person is born and who they are born to is the most likely determinant of what their life chances will be.
16/01/2017 17:50 GMT
Justice In 2017 - Nice If You Can Afford

Justice In 2017 - Nice If You Can Afford It

During the referendum campaign, we saw that telling someone on a zero-hours contract or in agency work that there is a risk to their job from Brexit was futile. Until we begin to address these issues and reinstate the concept of secure employment, we will stand no chance of rebuilding our fractured society.
10/01/2017 16:54 GMT
Questions Need To Be Asked About Jeremy Hunt's New NHS

Questions Need To Be Asked About Jeremy Hunt's New NHS Reorganisation

Despite the warnings about the secrecy, the impossible timetables and the financial imperatives surrounding these plans the Government seem determined to press ahead with them. When the plan for your area is released the questions outlined above might be ones you want to ask your local "STP lead" about.
02/12/2016 15:46 GMT
Breaking the Westminster

Breaking the Westminster Bubble

There has been a wealth of research and commentary into disengagement with the political process and a so-called "Westminster Bubble" effect and whilst there are undoubtedly many factors which have contributed towards this, one which is at last catching the eye of MPs is the composition of Parliament itself.
12/09/2016 15:44 BST
We Need To Talk About Tomorrow's

We Need To Talk About Tomorrow's World

In the long-run, technological innovation has always delivered more employment opportunities to the economy than it has taken away. But unlike previous waves of industrial progress, the new wave of automation threatens jobs across the entire spectrum at a pace that may be impossible to keep up with.
02/09/2016 16:34 BST
Revealed: Tory Plans for Hospital Closures and Further NHS

Revealed: Tory Plans for Hospital Closures and Further NHS Privatisation

Be in no doubt the Government have amassed a huge range of tools to reshape the NHS by hook or by crook but because they have passed responsibility onto the 44 STP footprint areas, you won't see Jeremy Hunt or Theresa May standing up in Parliament to announce or even to defend hospital closures or the further creeping privatisation of health services.
08/08/2016 16:48 BST
Why Labour Needs to Listen to Leave

Why Labour Needs to Listen to Leave Voters

The Jon Cruddas report on why Labour lost in 2015 raises difficult questions for us as a party which we must be prepared to answer and do so quickly as the referendum has the potential to put rocket boosters under a number of the issues that arose in that report and propel many of our voters further away, rather than closer to us.
25/05/2016 17:07 BST
Another Major NHS Reorganisation Could Be About to Take Place Behind Closed

Another Major NHS Reorganisation Could Be About to Take Place Behind Closed Doors

Remember the 2010 election? Remember David Cameron's pledge not to have another top down reorganisation in the NHS which was soon rendered meaningless by the Health & Social Care Act? Well the Tories have learned from all the negative publicity that harmed them last time by seeking to undertake their latest reorganisation away from public scrutiny.
16/05/2016 17:01 BST