Labour and Co-operative Member of
Parliament for Kemptown and Peacehaven

Isaac Wright

by Isaac Wright on 11.09.19

NHS Funding

The NHS is in desperate need of greater funding. Millions of Britons rely on the NHS every week and, starved of the money needed, it is becoming increasingly difficult for it to keep up with demand. I absolutely recognise that funding should be increased by at least 4% to ensure the NHS can...

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by Isaac Wright on 11.09.19

Allow BSL to be taught at GCSE Campaign

This is an issue that I feel passionately for and am proud to support. I stood on a Labour manifesto that pledged to make British Sign Language a fully-recognised language - and one of the implications of that would of course mean it could be taught as a GCSE. I was very moved to see my...

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by Isaac Wright on 11.09.19

Nazanin-Ratcliffe

I am relieved to hear that Nazanin, and her husband Richard, officially ended their 15 day hunger strike on the 29th June 2019. Unfortunately, the charity, ‘Redress,’ who have been working on Nazanin’s case, have reported that her physical health has deteriorated, suffering from blackouts,...

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by Isaac Wright on 11.09.19

Refugee Action Dignity Not Destitution campaign

Refugee Action are doing crucial work and I wholeheartedly support their efforts to support those seeking asylum. I understand there are many issues surrounding the way Home Office handles asylum claims, and that is why I signed EDM 190 which reads; 'That this House notes with deep concern...

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by Isaac Wright on 09.09.19

Fox Hunting

Jeremy Hunt, alongside the views of many other Tories, pledged to bring back fox hunting if he was elected as Prime Minister, arguing that it is “part of our heritage.” This would be an abhorrent move and serves as a reminder that we cannot take for granted the strides in animal...

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by Isaac Wright on 09.09.19

Environment Bill

Leaving the European Union will also see us leaving behind many of the laws that currently protect our environment. I believe that going forward it is important to cement ambitious environmental protection measures into our own laws. Therefore, in principle I do of course support and welcome a new...

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by Isaac Wright on 09.09.19

Anti- Fracking

This is an issue that I have long taken a stance against and will be campaigning to oppose this within Parliament - and I'm proud to back Labours recent manifesto pledge: Labour will ban fracking because it would lock us into an energy infrastructure based on fossil fuels, long after the point...

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by Isaac Wright on 09.09.19

Medicinal Cannabis

I am a strong believer in the medicinal value of cannabis and was hopeful that the change of law last November would result in medicinal cannabis being prescribed to those who clearly need it. This, sadly, has not been the case. The new law has proven ineffective and restrictive in a number of...

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by Isaac Wright on 06.09.19

Antarctica Ocean Sanctuary Campaign

This is a very a important issue, and I support the creation of an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary in the Weddell Sea.  I submitted a written question to the Foreign Secretary asking what diplomatic efforts he has made to garner international support for the sanctuary, however it was referred by the...

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by Isaac Wright on 06.09.19

Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

I believe that the gambling industry has for too long been permitted to prey on vulnerable and desperate people. I am of the opinion that these addictive gambling machines are highly dangerous and that imposing a £2 maximum bet on FOBTs is an important step in tackling the problem of predatory...

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by Isaac Wright on 06.09.19

Childrens Rights Around the World campaign

A major pillar of human rights is of course the rights of children. Children are our greatest asset, they are our future, and yet they are often unable to defend themselves from exploitation. My background in youth work makes me particularly passionate about the rights of children at home and...

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by Isaac Wright on 06.09.19

NHS Autumn Budget

I am deeply concerned for the funding of our NHS. I am a passionate defender of and tireless campaigner for a publicly-owned National Health Service, that is funded properly to offer a world class service to all, from the cradle to the grave. Myself and Labour colleagues did indeed make...

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by Isaac Wright on 06.09.19

Southern Rail

I have long been very vocal in calling for the improvement of Southern Trains. Whilst campaigning in the General Election in June 2017, I welcomed Labour's manifesto commitment to build a new Train line linking London and Brighton with the following statement: "Many residents tell me of...

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by Isaac Wright on 06.09.19

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home tougher sentences for animal cruelty campaign

I am a vocal and public backer of the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home's #NotFunny campaign. Raising minimum sentences for animal cruelty was a Labour manifesto pledge I was proud to stand on in June, and I welcome the government's decision to finally listen and pledge the same. My overall...

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by Isaac Wright on 06.09.19

Tommy Robinson Statement

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, aka Tommy Robinson, is not a martyr of free speech. He is a convicted fraudster and former football hooligan who broke strict reporting rules which exist in court cases for a very good reason: if they are broken, that can lead to the collapse of trials of those alleged...

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by Isaac Wright on 06.09.19

Universal Credit

Universal credit was ostensibly designed with three goals in mind – to reduce costs, simplify the benefit system, and to make work pay. Whilst many of these aims at first glance seem laudable, they were designed by people without any understanding of welfare, benefits or low pay. Moving to a...

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by Isaac Wright on 06.09.19

Age Champion Campaign

Those that reach old age have done so much for us; they've worked hard, put money into the economy, paid their taxes, played a role in their local communities, and contributed to our society in countless other ways. The very least they can expect is to be able to grow old with dignity,...

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by Isaac Wright on 05.09.19

CAMRA- Keep our Pubs Afloat

I am enthusiastic about beer and believe that pubs should be cherished institutions and vital community hubs that must be protected. I believe strongly in supporting the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and local pub owners. This includes backing a reduction in beer duty and I have raised this with...

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by Isaac Wright on 05.09.19

Removal of TV Licenses for over 75s

The recently announced changes to TV licensing fees is a deeply disappointing development. Free TV licences for up to 3.7 million pensioners are being scrapped, with over 75s forced to start paying £154.50 per year to watch live television and BBC iPlayer as of June 2020.   As far as I am...

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by Isaac Wright on 05.09.19

Defend EU Migrants Rights Now

In his first Commons statement as prime minister, Boris Johnson gave ‘unequivocally our guarantee to the 3.2 million EU nationals now living and working among us... I can assure them that, under this Government, they will have the absolute certainty for the right to live and...

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