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Mi-Soul Radio: Happy New Year with Kate Osamor MP and Chukka Ummuna MP

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Independent: I’m an MP, and I visited an immigration detention centre undercover – what I discovered was shocking

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The total number of unemployed claimants in Edmonton in October 2017 was 2055. This represents 3,8% of the active population being unemployed, compared to 2,5% in the UK.

The Tories say they have a proud record of job creation. But the employment figures mask deep inequalities in our labour market, based on where you live, your ethnic background, genderage and disability. BAME workers are 2,5 to 3,5 times more likely to be unemployed than their white counterparts with equal qualifications. The Tories have failed to address inequalities in the labour market.

7 years of deregulation by the Tories have left working people worse off. The number of people in precarious forms of employment has raised dramatically in the past years to 7.1 million people, one in five UK workers today.  Precarious employment affects particularly young workers, women and BAME workers and covers up relatively low unemployment levels. Precarious employment leads to in-work poverty and insecurity and has similar effects on health and mental health than unemployment.

Work should provide people with security and fulfilment. But for too many people under this government, work is insecure and does not make ends meet. Our labour market is failing and we need a Labour government to secure decent wages and working conditions to workers and a proper support and life-long learning system for those looking for work. 

Press Release: We need more quality jobs now

The total number of unemployed claimants in Edmonton in October 2017 was 2055. This represents 3,8% of the active population being unemployed, compared to 2,5% in the UK. The Tories...

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https://labourlist.org/2017/11/kate-osamor-penny-mordaunt-must-restore-integrity-to-dfid-after-the-sacking-of-power-hungry-priti-patel/

Labourlist: Mordaunt Must Restore Integrity To DFID After The Sacking Of Power-Hungry Priti Patel Kate Osamor

https://labourlist.org/2017/11/kate-osamor-penny-mordaunt-must-restore-integrity-to-dfid-after-the-sacking-of-power-hungry-priti-patel/

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"Yesterday, the joint MOPAC/MPS Public Access Strategy was announced, bringing with it a series of measures trying to make up for unprecedented cuts to the Metropolitan Police Service’s budget. The MPS has had to save £600m since 2010 and a further £400m are to be saved in the coming years due to continued real-terms reductions in funding.

The situation for my constituency is alarming. While the 24/7 front counter Edmonton Police Station will remain open, the Enfield Town police building will be closed, meaning that some people will have a journey time of over 60 minutes to get to a police station. Dedicated contact sessions and additional Dedicated Ward Officers are foreseen but will not be able to make up for the loss of permanent police presence.

Government cuts on the Metropolitan Police Service at a time of crime rising are putting the security of my constituents at risk. The Met has warned of steep rise in London gun and knife crime and added that years of budget cuts have had an important role to play in it. Our police officers are working as hard as they can but their work is being made next to impossible by irresponsible Tory policies.

The Government needs to re-think its policies and bring in much needed funding into the MPS’ budget. Security is a basic right that needs to be safeguarded."

Press Release: Police Cuts in Greater London

  "Yesterday, the joint MOPAC/MPS Public Access Strategy was announced, bringing with it a series of measures trying to make up for unprecedented cuts to the Metropolitan Police Service’s budget....

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Video: Keynote Speech - Overseas Development Institute

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Speaking to an audience at the Overseas Development Institute yesterday (Thursday 2 November), Kate Osamor MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, set out a vision for Labour's International Development policy aimed at building a world for the many, not the few.
Kate Osamor said that a Labour Government will:
  • Set the Department for International Development a second purpose – to reduce global inequality, as well as the existing aim of eradicating poverty
  • Announce increased support for civil society
  • Host a global summit to accelerate the goal of reducing inequality in developing countries
 
Kate Osamor also announced Labour’s plan to set up an International Development Task Force to help develop the party’s programme for Government.
 
To view Kate’s full speech click HERE

 

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Keynote Speech: Overseas Development Institute

Speaking to an audience at the Overseas Development Institute yesterday (Thursday 2 November), Kate Osamor MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, set out a vision for Labour's International...

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The government needs to offer alternatives to detention and assist all refugees rather than treating them like criminals

Sky News: We Are Still Here - The Continued Detention Of Women Seeking Asylum In Yarl's Wood

The government needs to offer alternatives to detention and assist all refugees rather than treating them like criminals #SetHerFree

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Huffington Post: International Development Policy Can Only Succeed If We Tackle Climate Change, Equality And Poverty

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I had the pleasure of visiting Andy Forbes, Principal and Chief Executive at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, which just recently joined the Capital City College Group. CONEL is known for its prestigious science and technology programs, especially its Rail Engineering program. Over 1,500 students from Edmonton were enrolled in the college last year, and I am committed to ensuring that many more students have the means to attend further education programs should they wish to pursue apprenticeships or professional degrees. 

Visit to Haringey, Enfield and North-East London college

I had the pleasure of visiting Andy Forbes, Principal and Chief Executive at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, which just recently joined the Capital City College...

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Kate Osamor MP

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