Chris Williamson for Derby North
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Local Derby News

Terrapin chasing volunteers sought

The Canal and River Trust appeals for volunteers to help capture 'invasive' terrapins in Ashby Canal in the East Midlands.

Date: 27 August 2014

Funeral for Borneo murder victim

The funeral of a medical student who was stabbed to death in Borneo will be held in a Derbyshire church later.

Date: 27 August 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

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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GOVT'S INDIFFERENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE INCREASES DERBY’S FLOOD RISK

AN extra 330,000 properties will end up at risk of flooding over the next 20 years, thanks to this Government’s record on flood protection.That’s another reason why Britain desperately needs Labour Government to protect our climate for families, their homes and businesses.The problem stems from a mindset within the Conservative Party which has been guilty of indifference, inaction and downright hostility towards the very existence of climate change.Unless action is taken, the consequences fo...

Posted on 11 August 2014 by Chris Williamson

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