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

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by Lloyd on 18.12.17

Finance (No. 2) Bill

I know the Minister says that he has better data than the OBR, but I tend to believe the OBR, which was set up by the Conservative Government to provide independent analysis, over the books that are cooked in the Treasury— Yes, the books that are cooked in the Treasury. What we need are clear...

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by Lloyd on 23.11.17

Budget Resolutions

Instead, we heard that councils could borrow an extra £1 billion for home building, even though £20 billion would be available if the cap was scrapped; that we would remove stamp duty for people who can afford houses—nice if someone has the money to start with, but no help if people are just...

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by Lloyd on 26.10.17

Global LGBT Rights

The reports of a Government crackdown are worrying. I remember raising the reports of a Government crackdown in Azerbaijan in 2006, after one of my first visits there. The ambassador’s comments are reassuring, but we need more than just warm words. We need some concrete action from the Azeri...

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by Lloyd on 10.10.17

Government Policy and the Proceedings of the House

Constituents can agree or disagree with their local Member of Parliament, but it is important that they know how their local Member of Parliament views an issue and how they vote on that issue when it comes before them. Voting in that sense is a cathartic process: it allows us to support the...

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by Lloyd on 11.09.17

European Union (Withdrawal Bill)

“We will scrap the Conservatives’…White Paper and replace it with fresh negotiating priorities that have a strong emphasis on…the Single Market” ​and putting “the economy first”. That was the manifesto on which Labour Members stood only a few months ago. We said that we would scrap...

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by Lloyd on 17.07.17

Scheduling of Parliamentary Business

I wonder about the responsibility of the Government, and what this looks like for constituents out in the wider world. Today my constituents were queuing around the block for more than an hour, not for a gig or a music activity, but to see the local doctor in Peacehaven. That is a regular thing...

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by Lloyd on 04.07.17

Chris Gibb Report: Improvements to Southern Railway

He said that employees had borrowed money for cars on their credit cards and could not afford to go on strike, and he went on and on. If that is not a political motivation to aggravate this strike, I do not know what is—it is a clear ratcheting up of the dispute. Of course, there is always blame...

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by Lloyd on 27.06.17

Education and Local Services

Those opportunities for people from all backgrounds, which allow them to aspire even to be MPs, are vital in an egalitarian society, but they are often lacking in the current curriculum, which has been imposed on many of our schools by this Government. Every school in my constituency faces cuts...

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