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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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It has been reported today that the number of high street retail jobs fell in every region except London between 2012 and 2017.

 

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Boxing for Cancer Research

Chris is taking part in Ultra White-Collar Boxing in aid of Cancer Research UK this Sunday at the De Vere hotel in Blackpool.

 

Chris will be joining a group of first-time boxers who have trained for the past eight weeks at Pure Impact Muay Thai Boxing Gym in Blackpool under the training of local fighter Will Goldie-Galloway. 

 

This Wednesday fighters will be paired up with their opponents and will...

My article in the Blackpool Gazette on 19th February 2019 

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A&E failing after nine years of Tory cuts

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust A&E failing after nine years of Tory cuts

 

 

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Chris Webb met with Labour’s Deputy Leader and Shadow Digital, Culture, Media and Sport secretary, Tom Watson MP in Parliament on Wednesday to discuss his campaign against cuts free TV licenses. Under the proposals thousands of local pensioners would lose their free TV license entitlement. 

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Millions of older people across the country are set to lose their TV licence in 2020 despite the Conservatives promising in their 2017 general election manifesto to protect free TV licences until 2022. 

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Not a single penny for frontline policing

The recent Budget shows the utter contempt the Government has shown for the safety and security of the public. The Budget did not provide a single penny for police forces who are facing huge demand, record reported crime and 21,000 fewer officers. They just offered another “review”. It’s not rocket science, crime goes up when we have less police on our streets.

 

Our town is a hotspot for many types of crime...