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Teach First: Welcome to Wales

It is nearly a year since Welsh education minister Leighton Andrews announced the plans to develop a Welsh version of Teach First in the Senedd. Ten months on and Teach First is eagerly attracting young, ambitious, and...

More than leafleting!

Welsh Young Labour has risen with passion and vigour. We have become a campaign force to be reckoned with and we have seen a record number of new councillors elected to seats across Wales. But we often ponder, ‘What is...

Go west

West Wales is within reach for a Labour party that reaches out beyond its core, argues David Green Between the M4, linking south Wales’ major conurbations, and the A55, strung along the north Wales coast and its seaside...

The stark choice for the NHS

The attachment of the public and the Labour party to the NHS is one of the enduring features of British politics. It’s utterly predictable that the debate over the future shape and organisation of the NHS in Wales is...

A microcosm of Britain

North Wales is a diverse region; it’s a microcosm of Britain. The economy is made up of industry and manufacturing in the north-wast, science, business and technology parks along the A55 corridor, power production in...

A ‘pot of gold’

‘I struck a pot of gold.’ That’s how one Carmarthenshire teenager described joining the Welsh government’s Jobs Growth Wales scheme. Jobs Growth Wales is one of the Labour Welsh government’s key Programme for Government...

Giving depth to the One Nation vision

‘The Labour party did not come into the world as an economistic left party preoccupied with state remedies; nor with a remote cosmopolitan bent that surrendered talk of place, home and nation’ – Jon Cruddas 2013...

The missing six million

This week’s news that the House of Lords has rejected the Tories’ plans to redraw constituency boundaries for electoral advantage is great news for British democracy. The next challenge is to tackle the low levels...

Labour investing in Wales’ future

Leaving my constituency in Blaenau Gwent on Sunday, I might have thought that I was leaving Welsh politics behind for a week, but that could not be further from the truth. The Labour party is in the DNA of Welsh...

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