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Onovwigun signs for Chesterfield

Chesterfield sign teenage midfielder Michael Onovwigun on a one-year contract following a trial.

Date: 31 July 2014

Live - Worcestershire v Derbyshire

Live commentary and scorecard from the One-Day Cup group game at Worcester (10:30 BST).

Date: 31 July 2014

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House of Commons Debates

The latest commons debates that Chris has been involved in are shown below:

Veterans | Defence | Written Answers

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will bring forward legislative proposals to support...

Date: 21 July 2014

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill | Bill Presented - Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill | Commons debates

The Secretary of State has addressed one of the points that I was going to make about the penalties...

Date: 16 July 2014

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill | Bill Presented - Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill | Commons debates

Although it is welcome that those jobs have been created, will the Secretary of State accept that ma...

Date: 16 July 2014

From the Blog


THE axe may have fallen on Michael Gove’s tenure as Education Secretary, but it would be a mistake to confuse the Prime Minister’s tactical manoeuvring with a genuine agenda for change. Far from being concerned by the radical attacks on education, David Cameron seems to have been delighted as Mr Gove has taken schools to the brink of privatisation and stripped power away from local authorities. But the gross unpopularity of Mr Gove has made him a liability, and Mr Cameron’s decision was fo...

Posted on 27 July 2014 by Chris Williamson



THERE are meat-eaters who abhor animal cruelty and vegans who are driven by matters other than animal welfare. But, in my case, the two have always been intrinsically linked.I vividly remember being horrified as a 14-year-old given a summer job by my local butcher.Having been led to believe I would be serving behind the counter, I was surprised on my first day to find myself exposed to the slaughterhouse next door.Rather than serving up some prime steak for Mrs Smith or chicken fillets for Mr Br...

Posted on 23 June 2014 by Chris Williamson



WEDNESDAY’S Queen’s Speech was yet another missed opportunity, by this out-of-touch zombie government, to announce measures that would address the real issues affecting people up and down the country.One or two laudable bills like action on modern slavery were included, but it’s clear that this government has run out of ideas and is marking time up to the next election. It is more than half a century since so few bills were contained in a Queen's Speech.By contrast, in response to the gov...

Posted on 6 June 2014 by Chris Williamson


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