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Tom Hinchcliffe

Labour Party Communications Manager

Communications Manager for The Labour Party. Former News Editor, occasional journalist, frequent guitarist.
Let's Make Sure The 'Government In Waiting' Isn't Waiting Any

Let's Make Sure The 'Government In Waiting' Isn't Waiting Any Longer

This is not opportunistic pragmatism, but a chance to put Labour's policies for a fairer redistribution of wealth, properly funded public services, and a stronger sense of social justice to the electorate at a time when the British economy is extremely vulnerable to the effects of Brexit and we have a Conservative government who are failing the British people, with a leader who isn't up to the job - Jeremy has proved that he is.
09/10/2017 11:09 BST
Segregation, Segregation, Segregation - A Typical Tory Education

Segregation, Segregation, Segregation - A Typical Tory Education Policy

With desperate need for investment in preventing poverty and homelessness, the government is making clear that they intend to hinder social mobility further by undoing much of the vital work the last Labour government did to give every child a fair chance at a good education.
05/10/2016 17:37 BST
Debunking the Lies of the Latest Vote Leave

Debunking the Lies of the Latest Vote Leave Leaflet

Vote Leave suggestions that life would be better if Britain votes to leave the EU is unfounded nonsense, and a hardline Tory-led Brexit could never live up to the presumptive promises they are currently making.
16/06/2016 12:47 BST
Stolen Campaign Banner Struggle Finally Over for LUU Exec

Stolen Campaign Banner Struggle Finally Over for LUU Exec Candidate

The struggle is finally over for LUU Exec candidate, Jack Palmer's campaign banner after it was returned by hostage takers demanding tickets to the Leeds University Union club night, Fruity. The demands were set out a week ago from the anonymous students, with a ransom demand of several Fruity tickets after stealing the banner for warmth from the freezing Leeds early morning conditions.
25/02/2016 10:28 GMT
The Economy, Immigration and Welfare - The Nails in Labour's

The Economy, Immigration and Welfare - The Nails in Labour's Coffin

We're still talking about it, but not many people in the Labour leadership seem to be listening. In 2020, Labour need to win 94 MPs to form a majority government of just two. The newly released Beckett report has pointed out a variety of reasons Labour lost in 2015, mainly that of the economy, immigration and welfare.
21/01/2016 11:08 GMT
The Northern

The Northern No-Powerhouse

Boxing Day saw another victim of George Osborne's ideologically driven obsession to cut government spending - the homes, businesses and flood defences of Northern England.
29/12/2015 09:10 GMT
World Youth Organisation Launch Set For January

World Youth Organisation Launch Set For January 2016

With the launch imminent, the World Youth Organisation have said they intend to finalise the guest list, which already contains various figures from the charity alongside MPs, members of the youth parliament and notable journalists.
14/12/2015 10:11 GMT
The Left Need to Stop Burying Their Heads in the Sand When It Comes to

The Left Need to Stop Burying Their Heads in the Sand When It Comes to Immigration

If the left carry on to hide away from this debate, then they forfeit credibility. Attacking the government's failed attempts to reduce immigration, while putting forward bold policies which outline Labour's belief in protecting workers, is the direction party policy now has to go. To convince voters of the progressive advantages immigration can bring to the UK, the left need to step up.
17/11/2015 09:15 GMT
Labour Can Govern in 2020 If They Capitalise on Tory

Labour Can Govern in 2020 If They Capitalise on Tory Failures

While opposing austerity, protecting the right to strike and installing a living wage are all things the public can get behind, Labour's strengths will come in highlighting Tory weaknesses. If the government carries on with damning cuts to public services and making working people worse off, #JezWeDid may have governmental relevance in 2020.
06/10/2015 14:52 BST
Is the Refugee Crisis Fuelling a

Is the Refugee Crisis Fuelling a 'Brexit'?

Should the EU fail again in a future crisis, whether economic or humanitarian, the tide will surely turn in the 'Out' campaign's favour. Unless pro-EU campaigners swiftly make a positive case for the future of the EU, and why Britain needs to be a part of it, a 'Brexit' could be a very real prospect by 2017.
01/10/2015 10:36 BST
How the Trade Union Bill Has Just Crushed Worker's

How the Trade Union Bill Has Just Crushed Worker's Rights

There isn't a problem with the trade union movement in the UK, and the government is trying to fix something that isn't broken for purely ideological reasons. Surely if the government wanted to come across as the 'party of working people', they should start acting like it at least.
15/09/2015 08:57 BST