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BBC News - UK Politics

Home Secretary Priti Patel 'deeply concerned' by 'false MI5 claims' (2 hours old)

The home secretary hits back at reports of distrust from security bosses and bullying behaviour.

Whitehall HR boss sought amid Number 10 'tensions' (12 hours old)

The £60,000-a-year role involves overseeing the recruitment and treatment of special advisers.

Labour leadership: Members voting in three-way contest (4 hours old)

Sir Keir Starmer, Lisa Nandy and Rebecca Long-Bailey remain in the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn.

Diane Abbott to stand down from shadow cabinet under new Labour leadership (20 hours old)

The London MP says she wants Labour's new leader to be able to choose their own top team.

Brexit: Emmanuel Macron 'not sure' of UK-EU trade deal by end of year (1 day old)

The French president's doubts come as the UK government is set to publish its demands.

Nicola Sturgeon: I have support to remain first minister (1 day old)

The SNP leader also defended her plans for a Scottish visa system on The Andrew Marr Show.

What did the first woman in Parliament have to say? (40 minutes old)

Nancy Astor's maiden speech 100 years ago called for women MPs not to be regarded as "a fanatic or a lunatic".

Households in England to face council tax rises, research says (3 days old [21/02/20])

It will amount to an average rise of up to £69 per home, the County Councils Network says.

Joanna Cherry will leave MP role if she wins Ruth Davidson's seat (20 hours old)

The SNP's Joanna Cherry is challenging Angus Robertson for the Edinburgh Central seat at Holyrood.

How secure is Nicola Sturgeon's position as SNP leader? (3 days old [21/02/20])

The Scottish first minister is weathering a difficult few weeks - but how bad is the damage?

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Daniel Poulter's recent appearances (TheyWorkForYou)

Social Mobility | Westminster Hall debates (11 days old [12/02/20])

My hon. Friend is right to highlight the importance of raising aspiration, but it is not just about raising aspiration a year or 18 months before the transition to university. It is about raising...

Social Mobility | Westminster Hall debates (11 days old [12/02/20])

I agree with everything the hon. Gentleman has said, particularly about the importance of each Government Department taking this issue seriously. He may recall that under the coalition Government...

Apprenticeship Levy - [Caroline Nokes in the Chair] | Westminster Hall debates (12 days old [11/02/20])

My hon. Friend is making a well-informed and excellent speech. He spoke about the potential benefit to SMEs from the changes to the apprenticeship levy. However, I am sure that he recognises that...

Funding Settlement for the health service in England | NHS Funding Bill | Commons debates (19 days old [04/02/20])

I thank my hon. Friend for giving way. She is making some very good points. An interesting amendment has been tabled by the hon. Member for Twickenham (Munira Wilson) on the need for greater...

Funding Settlement for the health service in England | NHS Funding Bill | Commons debates (19 days old [04/02/20])

The hon. Gentleman is making some very fair points about the importance of investing in hospital infrastructure. A number of years ago, we were promised a paperless NHS, but the reality today is...

Bangladesh: Overseas Aid | Department for International Development | Written Answers (26 days old [29/01/20])

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much Official Development Assistance he plans to allocate to Bangladesh in the next 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

Bangladesh: Overseas Aid | Department for International Development | Written Answers (26 days old [29/01/20])

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much Official Development Assistance was allocated to Bangladesh in the last five years; what assessment he has made of the...

Doctors: Training | Department of Health and Social Care | Written Answers (27 days old [28/01/20])

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the destination of doctors completing Foundation Training in each year since 2010; and whether...

Africa: Health Services | Department for International Development | Written Answers (28 days old [27/01/20])

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to support the delivery of health improvements in Africa.

A14: Bridges | Department for Transport | Written Answers (31 days old [24/01/20])

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to improve wind shielding on the Orwell Bridge in Suffolk; and if he will make a statement.

Sandy Martin's recent appearances (TheyWorkForYou)

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (Suffolk) | Commons debates (110 days old [05/11/19])

I thank the hon. Gentleman and agree that underlying all of this is a lack of resource, but I think the problem is not the formula, but the overall lack of resource. I have met parents whose...

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (Suffolk) | Commons debates (110 days old [05/11/19])

The hon. Gentleman is absolutely correct; he has put his finger right on the main point. Two days ago, in response to the news that I had secured this debate, I received an email from a...

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (Suffolk) | Commons debates (110 days old [05/11/19])

May I, Mr Speaker, add my congratulations to those already given in respect of your elevation, both metaphorically and physically, to the speakership? Suffolk has a greater than average number of...

Beverage Containers: Recycling | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers (116 days old [31/10/19])

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the impact assessment entitled, Introducing a deposit return scheme on beverage containers, included an assessment...

Plastic Pollution | Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Commons debates (116 days old [31/10/19])

Thank you, Mr Speaker, for making me feel welcome in the short time I have been here so far. After “The Blue Planet” and other television programmes, after the in-depth investigations...

Beverage Containers: Recycling | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers (117 days old [30/10/19])

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she had made of the implications for her policies of the Impact Assessment entitled, Introducing a Deposit...

Beverage Containers: Recycling | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers (117 days old [30/10/19])

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the potential annual (a) costs and (b) savings accruing to local authority finances of a...

Grenfell Tower Inquiry | Commons debates (116 days old [30/10/19])

I thank the right hon. Lady for giving way. Does she not accept that, while phase 2 will need to deal with these more difficult issues, there are hundreds and hundreds of families still living in...

Grenfell Tower Inquiry | Commons debates (117 days old [30/10/19])

I was going to make exactly the same point as my hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield South East (Mr Betts).

Grenfell Tower Inquiry | Commons debates (117 days old [30/10/19])

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