Gloria De Piero
Come on Prime Minister - With Just Days to Go Until the Deadline to Register, Please Stop Ignoring Young People's Right to Vote
I'm so disappointed that colleges and universities will only be receiving Government guidance just days before the deadline to register for next month's crucial elections. Given we know that university towns have seen the biggest drop off in voter registration, the Government should also have issued support on how to register their students to vote when they enrol on their courses, which has been proven successful in places like Sheffield and Cardiff.
Warm Words About 'the Next Generation' Do Nothing to Repair Damage This Government Has Done to Young People's Life Chances
Eighteen times Mr Osborne claimed to be speaking up for "the next generation". But I cannot count the number of times I have heard from young people about the harmful effects they are suffering from this Government's policies.
What Can You Do in Just Three Minutes This International Women's Day That Could Change Lives for Women Across Britain?
We make up over half of the population - if we all voted, women could decide the next Government! But 34% of women did not turn out to vote at last year's election - and their voices went unheard... It is just as important that women have their say on the EU referendum coming up on 23rd June. It is the biggest decision our country has had to make in a generation and polling shows that up to a quarter of women are undecided about their vote, almost twice as many as men. Women could decide the result, but only if they are registered to vote.
Privately Educated Labour Activists Struggle With 'Tough' Immigration and Welfare Conversations, Says Tristram Hunt
Labour activists from privately educated backgrounds lack the “political antennae” to deal with “tough” doorstep conversations
Today NUS and Labour join forces and are calling for action. We have been working together for some time to ensure that as many people as possible can take part in our democracy and to make it the vibrant, exciting opportunity that we know it can be. We need to make sure that as many people as possible and students all over the country register to vote in the next week. In the next election it is imperative that their voices are heard loud and clear.
Vote for a party which holds at its core a commitment to making the lives of the next generation better than the last.
Pay transparency is a simple measure, but sometimes simple changes are the most powerful. Once implemented, employers of over 250 workers will have to publish details of the average pay of their male and female employees, meaning for the first time, women will be able to see if they are being paid less than their male colleagues. Women still earn on average just 81p for every male pound and the rate at which the pay gap is closing has slowed under this government. In fact, if we'd continued to make the same progress we were under Labour women working full-time might be over £100 a year better off.
This week I and many others in the Labour Party have joined readers of Grazia magazine to write to the Business Secretary to ask him to implement pay transparency. This measure would see large companies of over 250 employees publish the pay gap between the hourly wages of men and women on an annual basis.
One way or another money has to be brought into the education sector and, if the public purse cannot stand it, it must come in from elsewhere. Schools sponsored by business, by parents, by trade unions or by private benefactors looking for knighthoods. It really doesn't matter which provided they are good. If we can really make a difference here, Ms de Piero's quizzing of the public sector will become irrelevant.
The gender pay gap in management is widening, with women in their 40s earning more than a third less than men, according
The Tories' and Lib Dems' hands off approach means the civil service looks like the last closed shop, based on an institutional elitism which excludes many exceptional individuals with ordinary backgrounds. For those who already feel that the levers of power are distant and remote from their lives the civil service is a closed circle - out of reach and out of touch.
Three times as many young women are employed in low paid, low skilled jobs than 20 years ago, according to a new report commissioned
When De Piero says "no one should have to worry that something they did when they were young might prevent them from serving their community or getting involved in politics", the vast majority would agree with her. Those who are trying to boost circulations on the back of other people's misery or humiliation - as some of our newspapers have done for years - will find little solace in their "public interest" arguments.
Tabloids seeking topless photos of Labour's women's spokesman Gloria de Piero - taken when she was 15 - would humiliate the
Gloria de Piero, Labour's new spokesman for women, has voiced her disgust and upset after revealing a national newspaper
Labour's new spokesperson for women has said she 'understands' why girls strip off for photo shoots - as she did just that
I've just watched his speech to the TUC. It shows that Ed is determined to open up our politics and involve ordinary working men and women in our party. Anyone who thinks that these people dominate the Labour Party - its selections, elections and decision-making - are not living in the real world.
Good morning Lemmings and welcome back to Questionable Time which this week takes place in the wake of one natures most wonderous