An Afghan asylum seeker has said that she feels like ‘nothing’ after being forced to flee from her homeland, whilst speaking at a rally for Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham in Manchester.
Figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions this week showed that between December 2011 and February 2014 that around 90 people a month died within weeks of being taken off employment and support allowance (ESA) having been assessed as fit to work by a Government contractor.
It was confirmed last week that the cost of commuter – or regulated – rail fares will rise by 1% in January 2016, in line with the July Retail Price Index rate.
Ms Abrahams, who is a member of the work and pensions select committee, said Mr Duncan Smith was a ‘disgrace’ following revelations that the Department for Work and Pensions created a leaflet about sanctions containing made-up quotes attributed to non-existent benefit claimants.
The poor and vulnerable will suffer most from cuts made in the Government’s Summer Budget, according to Oldham MP Debbie Abrahams.
So far Andy Burnham, MP for Leigh, is leading the nominations nationwide with 24, narrowly ahead of Liz Kendall, on 20, Yvette Cooper, on 17 and Mary Creagh on five.
Chancellor George Osborne unveiled the coalition’s final budget earlier this week which included raised income tax allowances however, not everyone was pleased with Mr Osborne’s ‘roof fixing’.
Chancellor George Osborne’s assertion that British economic recovery has reached a ‘major milestone’ is naïve, according to a Oldham MP.
Oldham MP Debbie Abrahams explained that the care system was ‘close to collapse’ in a scathing assessment of current practices.
Patients can look forward to slashed hospital waiting times thanks to a new partnership between the Pennine Acute Hospital NHS trust and LlyodsPharmacy.
Rail fare increases in the North West are under fire, being branded a ‘rip off’ by Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams after changes were introduced last Friday.