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Dowager Duchess funeral to be held

The funeral of Deborah, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, the last surviving Mitford sister, is to be held on the Chatsworth esta...

Date: 2 October 2014

Man cleared after third murder trial

A former gang member accused of murdering a 15-year-old boy under the joint enterprise law, is found not guilty following a third...

Date: 1 October 2014

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House of Commons Debates

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

Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL | Business of the House | Commons debates

Will my hon. Friend comment on the argument that the air strikes have so far prevented the expansion...

Date: 26 September 2014

Bovine Tuberculosis | Environment Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has...

Date: 11 September 2014

Food Banks | Work and Pensions | Written Answers

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance his Department provides to benefit...

Date: 11 September 2014

From the Blog


On Wednesday 17th September, a series of violent street protests took place in Ecuador. Centring on schools and universities in Quito, the disturbances resulted in injuries to 34 police officers (with no reported injuries to the demonstrators) and damage to historic public buildings. The violence is suspected to be a result of a far-right infiltration, and neo-nazi drawings were found at the scene.The violence took place during a demonstration against proposals for a series of constitutional cha...

Posted on 30 September 2014 by Chris Williamson


RIP David Haines

The shocking and brutal murder of David Haines is yet another outrage against humanity by the self-styled Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or ISIL.For them to claim that their pitiless acts of barbarism are committed in the name of Islam is a grotesque twisting of Islamic teaching and a blasphemy against Islam.David Haines was a humanitarian aid worker. What kind of sick minds are capable of sadistically murdering someone whose prime motivation was compassion and humanitarianism?And the fac...

Posted on 14 September 2014 by Chris Williamson



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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