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Over a million children have gone hungry this summer

Over a million children have gone hungry this summer, official government figures reveal

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Today I have announced my support to give councils the power to reopen abandoned shops to “revive Britain’s struggling high streets.” The policy comes as latest figures show that over 10% of town centre shops are empty.

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The message is simple, we want our bobbies back!

Click below to watch my latest video on police cuts and crime in Blackpool and Thornton-Cleveleys. 

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Youth offending funding slashed by 51%

Blackpool’s youth offending teams has had their funding slashed by 51 per cent under Tories and Lib Dems

 

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Chris slams Government after recent crime stats

Chris Webb, Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for Blackpool North and Cleveleys, responding to the end of year crime stats released today which show recorded violent crime is up 20%, an increase of 136% since 2010, said:

 

"This Conservative Government is losing the fight against violent crime, and their reckless cuts to the police and youth support are at...

Chris Webb hails ‘justice for leaseholders’

Chris Webb hails ‘justice for leaseholders’ with new plans to cap excessive property fees and save home-owners thousands of pounds

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Homeless deaths linked to cuts

Article in the Blackpool Gazette 26/6/19. - I'm appalled but not surprised new stats released from the ONS and the Government show Local government funding cuts are hitting areas with the highest levels of homeless deaths.

 

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A new report shows that in Blackpool and Thornton-Cleveleys the poorest pensioners missed out on £14m of pension credit in 2016/17.

 

The poorest pensioners have missed out on £7 billion of Pension Credit since the last election, which means vulnerable people are being left without much-needed income.

 

This comes on top of a Social care system in crisis under the Tories as the impact of eight years of cuts to...

Chris Webb, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Blackpool North and Cleveleys said, “8,000 households in Blackpool and Thornton-Cleveleys are set to be affected if free TV licences for over-75s are scrapped altogether under this Tory Government”.

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