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photo_(4).JPGSally has set out Labour's plan for a better future to make Britain work for hardworking people. She wants to hear your experiences of Tory Britain of how the Tory-lead coalition government has affected you.

Labour's plan was announced in a mail-out to voters from Ed Milliband this week after recent scandal that some of the UKs richest people are using loopholes in UK law to avoid paying tax, while one in three children in the UK are now growing up in poverty.

Labour's policies include:

  1. Reducing the deficit fairly: Labour will reverse the Tory tax cut for millionaires and introduce a Mansion Tax on properties worth over £2m to increase NHS funding.
  2. Increase the minimum wage: Labour will raise the minimum wage to £8.00 per hour by 2020 - The equivalent of a £3000 payrise for a full-time worker on the minimum wage.
  3. Apprenticeships for the next generation: Labour will expand apprenticeships to give young people more opportunities. By 2025 Labour hopes as many young people will start apprenticeships as go to university.
  4. Help for working parents: Labour will provide 25 hours of free childcare per week for working families with 3 and 4 year old children. This represents an increase of 10 hours per week, helping to make work pay again.
  5. Stop the undercutting of wages: Labour will make it illegal for companies to recruit exclusively from abroad and undercut the wages of UK workers.

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Sally sets out Labour's plan for a better future

Sally has set out Labour's plan for a better future to make Britain work for hardworking people. She wants to hear your experiences of Tory Britain of how the Tory-lead...

Bangladeshviolence.jpgSally Keeble has called on the UK Government to intervene after a series of strikes and arson attacks have left dozens of people dead and hundreds more injured in Bangladesh.

She has written to the Shadow Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP, to ask him to press for action over the disruption which threatens the stability of Bangladesh and the considerable progress the country has made in improving its human development indicators.

The current situation was raised with Sally by the Bangladeshi community in Northampton: community members have witnessed the violence first hand during recent visits to the country.

You can read Sally's letter here.

Sally calls for UK to intervene over community violence in Bangladesh

Sally Keeble has called on the UK Government to intervene after a series of strikes and arson attacks have left dozens of people dead and hundreds more injured in Bangladesh....

climatechange1.pngBig challenges on climate change were set out at a Green Alliance workshop Sally attended in London.

Top scientists and policy experts set out the science of climate change and the actions that can help prevent catastrophic changes in the world's temperature.

It's an area that Sally has worked on in recent years as Director of the Anglican Alliance - working with communities in the South Pacific, south Asia and east Africa which are already feeling the impact of climate change.

climateaction.pngAt the workshop Professor Sir Brian Hoskins and Professor Joanna Haigh, both of Imperial College and Fellows of the Royal Society set out the science around climate change - the consensus around the link between human activity and the rise in global temperature.

Matthew Bell, the Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change and Matthew Spencer, Director of the Green Alliance set out the actions taken since the passage of the landmark 2008 Climate Change Act to tackle climate change, and the policy gap that will need to be filled post 2015.

Sally Keeble said: "Labour set the pace on climate change. The 2008 Act was a landmark piece of legislation, setting up the Climate Change Committee which sets the international standard for combating climate change. Ed Miliband was a key figure in this work.

"In my international work I saw the impact of climate change on some of the most vulnerable communities, and their heroic efforts to combat the devastation wrought upon their homes by activity in the developed world. In the South Pacific, the loss of fertile land and island homes, and in east Africa the impact of drought on subsistence farmers.

"This workshop was a rare chance to meet some of the top experts in the area to look at future action to safeguard the planet."

 

Big challenges on climate change at Green Alliance workshop

Big challenges on climate change were set out at a Green Alliance workshop Sally attended in London.

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