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Chris Williamson

Local Derby News

Alfreton Town 3-3 Grimsby Town

Alfreton and Grimsby fight out a six-goal thriller after kick-off is delayed by the late arrival of the Mariners' team bus.

Date: 18 April 2014

Chesterfield 1-1 Exeter City

Promotion-chasing Chesterfield deny Exeter a precious three points as the Grecians battle to avoid relegation.

Date: 18 April 2014

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House of Commons Debates

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

Living Wage | Oral Answers to Questions - Business, Innovation and Skills | Commons debates

I am pleased that the Secretary of State says that he supports the living wage, but as he will know,...

Date: 10 April 2014

Living Wage | Oral Answers to Questions - Business, Innovation and Skills | Commons debates

What steps the Government are taking to encourage firms to pay a living wage.

Date: 10 April 2014

Topical Questions | Oral Answers to Questions - International Development | Commons debates

I have just returned from a fact-finding mission to Qatar with the construction workers union, the U...

Date: 9 April 2014

From the Blog

LET’S EARN OUR WAY OUT OF THE COST-OF-LIVING CRISIS THROUGH HIGH QUALITY, HIGHLY PAID JOBS

The cost-of-living crisis has been going on for far too long, for far too many people in Derby. Youth unemployment is all too commonplace, public service jobs have been slashed and the pernicious attacks on Derby's poorest communities has led to a surge in demand for foodbanks in the cityEvery time I hold an advice surgery and even when I am out shopping people tell me how they are struggling and that things are getting harder, not easier for them. The prices of essentials such as food, clothe...

Posted on 11 April 2014 by Chris Williamson

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DEVOLVING POWER TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT IS GOOD FOR DEMOCRACY AND GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY

Ed Miliband made an important speech yesterday about devolution of power to local government. It was a bold speech and long overdue. Devolving power to local councils is something for which I have been campaigning for over 25 years. The centralising tendency of both parties over the last 100 years got completely out of hand when Margaret Thatcher’s Tory government came to power in 1979. Our period in office from 1997 to 2010 did little to reverse that.It is therefore excellent news that Ed...

Posted on 9 April 2014 by Chris Williamson

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RAMS MAULING OF FOREST CAN LIFT THE WHOLE CITY

THE stereotypical image of an MP is probably someone in a grey suit talking about the economy or other important issues. But I don’t mind admitting I was bouncing around like a child on a trampoline as Derby County thrashed Nottingham Forest at Pride Park. What a result. I always felt we would have enough in the locker, even with our injuries, to get the better of Forest. But I thought it would be close and tense. Not in my wildest dreams did I imagine we would send them packing on the back of...

Posted on 22 March 2014 by Chris Williamson

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