Chris Williamson for Derby North
Chris Williamson

Local Derby News

Rams confident of new Keogh deal

Derby County CEO Sam Rush is confident captain Richard Keogh will stay with the Rams, as contract talks are set to begin.

Date: 2 September 2014

Blow for fire-hit swimming pool

A swimming pool that closed after being damaged during a suspected arson attack will stay shut until next year.

Date: 2 September 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

PUBLIC OPINION HAS MOVED TO THE LEFT ON KEY ISSUES

FOR much of its period in office, this Tory-led Government has stood accused of being out of touch with the British people.When I made my maiden speech in the House of Commons on 25 May 2010, I implored the Government to learn the lessons of history. I said the power of the state can be a force for good, but my words fell on deaf ears. Now, four-and-a-half-years after my parliamentary debut, it isn’t just opposition politicians like me who are calling for a progressive alternative – the pu...

Posted on 29 August 2014 by Chris Williamson

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FAUX CONCERN FOR FAMILIES CAN’T CONCEAL IMPACT OF GOVERNMENT’S DAMAGING POLICIES

WHEN I heard the news yesterday I wasn’t sure if I was listening to an updated adaptation of George Orwell’s ‘1984’ for one of Radio 4’s ‘Book of the Week’ series. I thought it must be Rory Bremner or Alistair McGowan doing a particularly good impression of the Prime Minister’s voice making a newspeak announcement. He said: “Every single domestic policy that the Government comes up with will be examined for its impact on the family…For me, nothing matters more than family.

Posted on 20 August 2014 by Chris Williamson

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THE FUTURE OF BRITAIN’S YOUNG PEOPLE DEPENDS ON LABOUR

INTERNATIONAL Youth Day came and went last week without too much media attention. And yet unemployment, low pay, zero hour contracts and access to housing have hit young people particularly hard and this Government’s cuts programme is making matters far worse. However, in contrast to the media’s failure to acknowledge International Youth Day, the public service union, UNISON, published a new report on cuts in youth services, as part of its ‘Damage’ series.The UK’s youth services: ho...

Posted on 19 August 2014 by Chris Williamson

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