Category Archives: public services
I opened the debate on education and children at Labour Party Conference 2015. Here is the speech I gave: Education is the most powerful tool we have to change lives: giving us the skills we need to get good jobs and … Continue reading
We need a higher education system that is open to all – regardless of where they are born, who their parents are and how wealthy they are. This means increasing social mobility through early intervention. At present, those that access … Continue reading
A big debate about devolution is brewing. For some, this is about more than empowering town halls or creating new layers of government in our regions. Instead of more politicians, they want to go one step further and devolve power … Continue reading
Upon gaining power in 2015, a Labour government would give that power away. This is part of the party’s plan for a people-powered political system. Think Labour’s version of the ‘big society’, but with genuinely empowered citizens and tangible ideas.