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Local Derby News

Law welcomes Bradley's Reds return

Manager Nicky Law welcomes Dan Bradley's return to Alfreton Town and says his energy will be a big asset.

Date: 23 July 2014

Victorian bridge officially reopened

A Victorian bridge in Derbyshire which has undergone restoration work costing £210,000 is officially reopened.

Date: 23 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

WHY I BECAME A VEGAN

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

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QUEEN’S SPEECH WAS A MISSED OPPORTUNITY

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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LABOUR WILL INCREASE THE MINIMUM WAGE TO HELP THOSE ON LOW PAY COPE WITH THE COST OF LIVING CRISIS

I’m proud that the last Labour government introduced the National Minimum Wage. This boosted pay for millions at the bottom without leading to a loss of jobs and now I can’t imagine a Britain without it. But the issues we face today are different to those we faced at the end of the last century. The minimum wage was originally designed to prevent extreme low pay and abuse. Today, the challenge is to help people earning above the minimum wage but still living in poverty or dependent on bene...

Posted on 28 May 2014 by Chris Williamson

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