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...

The Government has put Fylde patients and staff in danger – so why isn’t Paul Maynard calling for Tory cuts to be cancelled?

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Chris Webb, Labour’s candidate for Blackpool North and Cleveleys, has criticised Conservative MP Paul Maynard for supporting Theresa May’s plan for an early Parliamentary holiday.

The Government has tabled a Commons motion to bring forward the summer break several days early. MPs are expected to vote on the motion on Wednesday.

Labour’s Chris Webb said: “Paul...

We must celebrate and fight for the NHS

Our National Health Service turned 70 last Thursday and it was great to see so many people celebrating and saying ‘Thank You’ to NHS staff past and present.

Like so many, I’m proud that we have universal, free-to-use healthcare in Britain. Unfortunately, so many across the world don’t have that luxury. From the start of our lives, to the very end, our NHS is there for us.


Figures show we need more police

Figures show we need more police


Government cuts to policing are putting the safety of Blackpool residents’ at risk and the stats speak for themselves.


Since 2010, 799 police officers have been cut from Lancashire constabulary and across the country the number of bobbies on the beat has fallen to its lowest level for 30 years. 


This is at a time when the latest crime statistics show...

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Labour hold “Rail Mayhem’ campaign day

Labour hold “Rail Mayhem’ campaign day to hold Chris Grayling to account


Labour have held a “Rail Mayhem” campaign day today (Monday) to mark the first working day that the running of the East Coast Mainline returns to public control following the collapse of the Virgin and Stagecoach franchise and to hold Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to account for his poor handling of the railways.


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No child should go hungry at school

Tory MP Paul Maynard urged by Labour to vote against his Government’s plans to leave Blackpool and Lancashire of 23,900 poorest children without a free school meal.

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Fuel Poverty Awareness Day

Today is Fuel Poverty Awareness Day; poorly insulated, low quality and energy inefficient housing along with spiralling energy costs and stagnating wages have left up to four million people up and down the country living in fuel poverty.

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My letter to Paul Maynard MP regarding Police Funding

Today I wrote to Paul Maynard MP asking him to finally take a stand and give our Police a fair settlement that properly protects our communities, not simply falling in line behind Theresa May.