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Frank Field MP
Your MP for Birkenhead
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Food bank

Featured News


Press Release - 21 November 2016
Feeding Birkenhead has today extended its pioneering Food Bank Plus service to the end of 2018. The service has helped hundreds of people avoid having to make repeat visits to Birkenhead’s food banks, by resolving their crises there and then during a first visit.

Latest from Frank

Article - Published in Huffington Post UK - 17 January 2017
Huff Post
The final chapter in the devastating tale of HMRC’s contract with Concentrix has now been published. It makes for grim reading for HMRC, Concentrix, and families in receipt of tax credits.
Press Release - 16 January 2017
Food bank
- Liverpool City Region bucks national trend as new project helps pregnant women in Halton and Knowsley set 4-week quit date - Commission now aims to extend project across the Region
Press Release - 11 January 2017
Commons Chamber
Frank has this week been contacted by an A&E nurse who describes herself as ‘broken’. The nurse has reported to Frank that up to five ambulances at a time are queuing each night to offload their patients, as the A&E unit is full to capacity. In addition, nurses are themselves sustaining injuries due to the shortage of staff available to move beds and heavy equipment.
Article - Published in The i - 26 December 2016
Indy
The depiction in the terrific and touching film, I, Daniel Blake, of a sometimes heavy-handed and rigid benefits system that plunges people (including the innocent and vulnerable) into hardship, rings true for many of my constituents and will need to be successfully navigated in 2017.
Press Release - 21 December 2016
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- Anti-poverty commission proposes major changes to the Bedroom Tax - Commission also launches legal appeal for families seeking exemption from the Bedroom Tax - New evidence shows that a large majority of families with children have cut back on food, gas, and electricity to pay the Bedroom Tax – parents are going hungry to feed their children
Article - Published in Liverpool Echo - 21 December 2016
Liverpool Echo
Anti-poverty group calls for major overhaul of hated tax after shocking findings
Article - Published in Huffington Post - 21 December 2016
Huff Post
The Liverpool City Region Child Poverty and Life Chances Commission found “a large majority” of families with children had cut back on food, gas, and electricity to replace end of welfare payment.

Frankly Speaking

Frank's Blog from Westminster


04 January 2017
Might I please kick-off 2017 with a New Year’s resolution not only for Birkenhead, but for...
21 December 2016
Might I please take this opportunity to wish Birkenhead residents a Happy Christmas, and to make a...

Frank's Campaigns


Rip-Off Britain
Frank is campaigning against a series of rip-off charges facing ordinary people, and which add to the poverty premium faced by poorer households
MSER
The Home Secretary has asked Frank to lead an evidence review for the proposed Modern Slavery Bill
APPG
Investigating the root causes behind hunger and demand for food banks
Cool Earth
Protecting rainforests to help combat climate change
Liverpool City Region Child Poverty and Life Chanc
Seeking sustainable solutions to child and family poverty
Cash Machine Charges
Campaign for More Free Cash Machines in Deprived Areas
HTF
Combatting human trafficking in the UK and around the world
FYIR
Promoting the vital importance of the foundation years
Balanced Migration
Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration
King James Bible Trust
Celebrating the 400th anniversary of 'The Book That Changed The World'
Poverty and Life Changes
In 2010 Frank chaired the Review, reporting to the Prime Minister
The Pensions Reform Group
Ending pensioner poverty

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