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Vijay Singh Riyait chosen as Abbey’s Labour by-election candidate

Cllr Colin Marriott has recently announced that he’s standing down as one of the Labour City Councillors for the Abbey Ward due to ill-health. The Abbey Labour Party has selected Vijay Singh Riyait, a Leicester born and bred local activist and IT Professional to fight the by-election on Thursday 9th May. Vijay is 45...

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Britain’s Triple A Credit Rating is Downgraded

The Conservative Party had as one of it’s key benchmark’s of economic competence, the retaining of Britain’s triple-A credit rating. This was unceremoniously shattered by the credit rating agency, Moody’s, who downgraded it from AAA to AA1. George Osborne is fast becoming known as the “downgraded chancellor”. His growth forecasts have been downgraded time...

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‘More of the same from a Government that simply won’t listen’

The Chancellor, George Osborne, laughed through his Autumn Statement as he revealed that he was borrowing more than £200 billion more than he set out 2 years ago, that the economy would contract this year and that austerity would be extended to the next 6 years. He delivered one of the worst economic outlooks...

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‘Government must take strong action to help small businesses’–Liz Kendall MP

Leicester West MP, Liz Kendall, backs the Leicester Economic Action Plan recently launched by City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby. In her latest Leicester Mercury article she outlines concerns by the FSB of the continuing difficultly in getting finance for small businesses. In the run-up to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, the Government needs to doing...

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‘Where next for the NHS? Labour’s vision for 21st century care’ by Liz Kendall MP

Leicester West MP, Liz Kendall, has been given the responsibility by the Shadow Health Secretary, Andy Burnham of leading Labour’s policy review on the NHS. In this speech to the Managers in Partnership Annual Conference, Liz sets out a vision for future health and social care. Read her speech here on her blog.

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