Wales

Welsh Labour remains an offer of stability

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP  |  27 April 2017

The strong leadership Labour offers in Wales is being undermined by a Tory government in Westminster, writes Nick Thomas-Symonds I was elected to parliament in May 2015 as one of 25 Welsh Labour members of parliament. Over the course of the last two years I have seen at first-hand the work Welsh Labour MPs have …

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Power to the people of England

George Foulkes  |  4 April 2017

Urgent action must be taken now to resolve the English democratic deficit and the divide between the south-east and rest of England, argues George Foulkes Last November I wrote an article for Progress arguing the case for a United Kingdom constitutional convention to deal with the English democratic deficit, reform of the House of Lords and …

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A prosperous Wales without poverty

Victoria Winckler  |  17 November 2016

Last week the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published its report – Prosperity without Poverty – on how poverty in Wales could be reduced so that by 2030 the poverty rate will be less than 10 per cent, and that nobody is ever destitute. A mere 14 years away – before the HS2 line to Manchester and Leeds …

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Britain is more than just its past

Rachael Saunders  |  31 October 2016

I really welcome the debate that has been led by John Denham and others, about Englishness and national identity. I am proud of where I am from, and I am about an English as it is possible to be. My grandparents were from Barnsley, Manchester, Warrington and London. I am also classically English in that if …

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Letter From … Cardiff

Vaughan Gething AM  |  20 July 2016

It is a difficult time at present, with uncertainty about the country’s future following the European Union referendum, and uncertainty about our party’s leadership at a United Kingdom level. These are some of the lessons I have learned from governing in Wales where we still have a Labour government. First, leadership matters. In Wales, we have made good …

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Economy first

Carywn Jones  |  7 June 2016

If we vote for Brexit, many companies will leave Wales, says Carwyn Jones  As I chatted to voters campaigning across Wales during the recent assembly elections, one notion cropped up more than any other in our conversations – working together. In communities right across the country, the individuals, families and businesses I met would tell me …

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No time for complacency

Nia Griffith MP  |  11 May 2016

Last Thursday voters in Wales gave Labour a clear mandate to form another government in Cardiff Bay. We always knew this would be a tough election, but our strong local campaigns and our inclusive message meant that we kept all but one of our seats to remain by far the largest party in the assembly. …

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Together for Wales

Mary Wimbury  |  29 April 2016

As Labour’s lead North Wales regional list candidate I have been campaigning across the nine constituencies in the region: from the industrial North East to the Welsh language heartlands of the North West. We were narrowly beaten to the final seat by the Liberal Demmocrats in the last assembly elections and given the collapse in …

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We can prevent homelessness. Why don’t we?

Matthew Downie  |  26 April 2016

Yesterday saw an important and rare moment in the fight against homelessness. Yes, homelessness in England continues to rise – rough sleeping has doubled since 2010. And yes, people are still suffering – the average age of death for a homeless person is just 47. But yesterday we saw the publication of ‘The homelessness legislation: …

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‘Beacon of red’

Ben Dilks  |  14 April 2016

Nia Griffith has Welsh Tories and Brexiters in her sights —Labour’s shadow secretary of state for Wales is a woman on a mission. Nia Griffith sees the result of next month’s Welsh assembly elections as crucial, not only to the people of Wales, but for the future of the Labour party nationally. ‘It is absolutely essential for …

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