Labour MP says she's being forced 'choose between being a mum and being an MP'

Labour MP says she’s being forced ‘choose between being a mum and being an MP’

A Labour MP has said she feels parliament’s rules mean she is being told to “choose between being a mum and being an MP”.  Stella Creasy said the parliamentary standards authority has told her pregnant women it does not recognise any form of maternity leave. The MP for Walthamstow in London, who is expecting her […]

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Tory PM hopeful Rory Stewart says he'd work with EU and Labour to stop a hard Brexit

Tory PM hopeful Rory Stewart says he’d work with EU and Labour to stop a hard Brexit

Tory candidate Rory Stewart would work with Labour MPs and Michel Barnier to stop a hard Brexit , he declared today. The leadership hopeful confirmed he’d approach Labour MPs including Lisa Nandy in a bid to pass Theresa May’s three-times-failed Brexit deal. If that failed he’d set up a ‘Citizens’ Assembly’ on the way forward […]

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Tom Watson throws down Brexit gauntlet to Corbyn and demands Labour back Remain

Tom Watson throws down Brexit gauntlet to Corbyn and demands Labour back Remain

Labour’s Deputy Leader Tom Watson throws down the Brexit gauntlet to Jeremy Corbyn on Monday as he calls for the party to openly back Remain. In a move set to widen the rift between the party leader and his number two, Mr Watson will champion the case for the UK to stay in the EU […]

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Warning pregnant women and 'the most vulnerable' to be hit by 'stealth tax'

Warning pregnant women and ‘the most vulnerable’ to be hit by ‘stealth tax’

Pregnant women and “vulnerable” workers could be hit by a “stealth tax ” when leaving employment, MPs have been warned. Shadow Treasury minister Peter Dowd said new national insurance measures could end up disproportionately affecting the most “vulnerable” people in the workforce. He said some workers, including pregnant women voluntarily leaving the workforce, older people […]

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Labour MP to be rebuked over support for LGBT teaching protests

Labour MP to be rebuked over support for LGBT teaching protests

A Labour MP will be given a dressing down by the party’s chief whip for telling campaigners protesting against LGBT teaching at a Birmingham primary school “you’re right”. Roger Godsiff, MP for the city’s Hall Green constituency which is home to Anderton Park Primary School, also told protesters they had a “just cause”, as he […]

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Voice of the Mirror: Voters call for change after Labour's Peterborough win - Voice of the Mirror

Voice of the Mirror: Voters call for change after Labour’s Peterborough win – Voice of the Mirror

Against the odds Labour pulled off a remarkable victory in Peterborough. Few gave the party a chance in the by-­election when its former MP Fiona Onasanya was convicted of perverting the course of justice and ousted from Parliament. The Leave-voting seat was regarded as fertile territory for Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party. But determined Labour saw […]

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Tory leadership candidates blame Brexit for humiliating defeat in Peterborough

Tory leadership candidates blame Brexit for humiliating defeat in Peterborough

Tory leadership frontrunners have lined up to blame Brexit for their party’s humiliating defeat in the Peterborough by-election. The Conservatives were beaten into third place by winners Labour , with the Brexit Party in second place. Jeremy Hunt said his party faces being destroyed in a General Election unless it can deliver Brexit. The Foreign […]

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Nigel Farage won't attend EU Parliament committee to explain Arron Bank's gifts

Peterborough by-election: Recap after Labour WIN denies Brexit Party its first MP

Full results list Lisa Forbes (Labour) 10,484 (30.91%, -17.17%) Mike Greene (Brexit) 9,801 (28.89%) Paul Bristow (Conservative) 7,243 (21.35%, -25.45%) Beki Sellick (Liberal Democrat) 4,159 (12.26%, +8.92%) Joseph Wells (Green) 1,035 (3.05%, +1.27%) John Whitby (UKIP) 400 (1.18%) Tom Rogers (Christian People’s Alliance) 162 (0.48%) Stephen Goldspink (English Democrats) 153 (0.45%) Patrick O’Flynn (Social Democratic […]

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Meet the voters of Peterborough - where Brexit Party could win its first MP today

Meet the voters of Peterborough – where Brexit Party could win its first MP today

Voters in Peterborough go to the polls today in a crunch by-election which could see Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party win its first Westminster seat. Weary electors face their third ballot in five weeks after local elections on May 5 and the European Parliament poll on May 23. Brexit Party candidate Mike Greene is tipped to […]

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Jeremy Corbyn to join thousands protesting against Donald Trump's UK State Visit

Jeremy Corbyn to join thousands protesting against Donald Trump’s UK State Visit

Jeremy Corbyn will attend a major protest tomorrow against Donald Trump’s UK State Visit. The Labour leader will speak at a demo that is expected to be attended by thousands of people in central London. The rally will march from Trafalgar Square down Whitehall to Parliament Square – while the President holds talks with lame […]

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