‘Community surgery’ – Sainsbury’s Supermarket

On Friday 17 October Linda will be at Sainsbury’s Supermarket, Wade Street, Halifax to meet constituents. This is one of many ‘community surgeries’ where Linda meets people face to face. It is a chance to listen to their views, local…

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October 16th, 2014

Time for more powers for Yorkshire

It’s time for strong, powerful and effective new powers for Yorkshire and other Northern regions. That was the message from Linda in a passionate parliamentary speech this week. The debate was held in Parliament following the recent Scottish referendum vote….

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October 16th, 2014

Halifax car parking fiasco

Linda has issued a brief statement after Calderdale Council revealed its on street car parking charges were open to challenge. The full story can be read here, news of a dedicated phoneline here and the reaction of Labour Group Leader Cllr Tim Swift…

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October 9th, 2014

Linda backs heads in 6th form college warning

Linda has urged Calderdale Council to listen to the views of local head teachers in the on-going debate on whether the town should have a new 6th form college. Five heads from respected secondary schools have urged the Council to…

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October 2nd, 2014

Why I voted against Iraq bombing

Since I was elected to Parliament in 2005, I voted against interventions in Syria, Libya and I have consistently opposed the bombings in Iraq and Afghanistan. Last Friday, yet another motion was tabled before parliament to start bombings in Iraq….

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September 30th, 2014

Education for all

Here are my thoughts on what future education policy/funding should be. As it, concludes it’s time to be bold and radical with our plans for education reform! It can be read here  

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September 25th, 2014