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[04/08/2015 | No comment]

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This is my constituency website. For information about my campaign to be Labour’s first women Leader and Prime Minister, please visit www.lizforleader.com

[29/05/2015 | No comment]

DMU Speech
I’m passionate about ensuring that every child gets the chances in life they deserve. That’s why I’ve put education and early years support right at the heart of my plan to lead the Labour Party.

I gave a keynote speech on this subject last Friday 29th May at De Montfort University, which you can read here. I’d very much welcome your feedback. If you’d like to get involved in my leadership campaign, please visit lizforleader.com

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my priorities »

[21/05/2015 | No comment]

Labour team

It was a huge honour to be re-elected as your MP. Thank you to all who gave me your trust. To everyone who decided differently, or stayed at home, I respect your choice and I know my job is to help every single constituent the best I can.

Labour needs to listen and to learn the lessons following our very disappointing national defeat in the election. That’s why I’m putting myself forward for the leadership of the Labour Party. You can read an article I wrote for the Leicester Mercury about this here. If you’d like to join me on a journey to change my party so that we can change the country, please visit lizforleader.com

Whatever happens over the next few weeks, I’ll continue to work hard for Leicester West and to make sure that my constituents remain my top priority.

 

Caring for older people » Speeches » Supporting families »

[12/04/2015 | No comment]

image2On Saturday 11 April I launched Labour’s health and care manifesto alongside Ed Miliband and Andy Burnham in Pudsey.

 

Labour’s plan will promote good health and help to prevent ill health. We will join up health and care services to help people to stay living independently in their own homes, which is better for families and better value for taxpayers’ money. We will give people more control over the services they use and new rights, such as the right to see a GP within 48 hours, the guarantee of a maximum one week wait for cancer tests, one-to-one care from a midwife for every woman during labour and childbirth and a new right to talking therapies. We will truly put mental health on a par with physical health, and we will help people to help themselves through bold action on public health. These changes will be underpinned the investment of an additional £2.5 billion in the NHS each year to pay for 20,000 more nurses, 8,000 more GPs, 5,000 more homecare workers and 3,000 more midwives.

 

You can read the manifesto here and you can read what I said at the event here.image3

Jobs, skills and training »

[06/04/2015 | No comment]

On 6 April Liam Byrne, shadow minister for universities, science and skills, and I guest-edited LabourList on the topic of technology. We looked at how we can make the most of advances in technology, using it to bring about profound social and economic change. It’s vital that everyone has the skills they need to benefit from the digital age, that we use technology to create more and better jobs spread across all regions, and that we use it to give people more power over their public services. You can read mine and Liam’s article here and take a look at the other contributions here.