Simon Danczuk

Books for the beach

The Progressive  |  23 July 2014

What Labour MPs should be reading this summer Along with their selections for Desert Island Discs, politicians’ declared choices of holiday reading are usually concocted to curry favour with the voters. Margaret Thatcher once claimed her choice of poolside reading was ‘the latest Jeffrey Archer’, when in reality it was more likely to be Friedrich …

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Cyril Smith’s double life

Simon Danczuk MP  |  14 May 2014

Confronting a culture of cover-up When I was elected member of parliament for Rochdale in 2010 I felt confident that I understood the main challenges facing our town. What I had not factored into my plans was dealing with sexual abuse. In the last four years this has featured heavily in my caseload and we …

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