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Frank Field MP
Your MP for Birkenhead
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Featured News

Press Release - 10 December 2015
One year on from its Feeding Britain report, a cross-party group of MPs and Peers, chaired by Frank Field MP, today publishes a route map to ending hunger as we know it in the United Kingdom.

Latest from Frank

Press Release - 11 February 2016
Food bank
The Feeding Birkenhead campaign, co-ordinated by the town’s MP Frank Field, today announces its latest programme to prevent hunger amongst children during the school holidays.
- 10 February 2016
Food bank
A cross-party group of MPs and Peers, which I chair, recently reported on the extent and causes of hunger over the past year. A disturbing finding from this exercise was the apparent increase in the numbers of people working on a zero-hours basis, or at the mercy of an employment agency, for whom a low and irregular income does not cover market prices for food, rent and utilities. Many of these workers, in order to keep a roof over their head and avoid being cut off by their energy supplier, are seeking help from their local food bank.
- Published in The Times - 09 February 2016
The Times
The challenge for politicians is to strike a new deal with the electorate that can open up a new, buoyant source of revenue.
Press Release - 08 February 2016
Commons Chamber
?Having already had its budget slashed by over £150 million since 2010, Wirral Council’s spending power per household is set to be cut further still by £106; from £1,759 this year to £1,653 in 2017-18. The average cut in spending power per dwelling across England is £67.
Press Release - 02 February 2016
BBC News
The Liverpool City Region Child Poverty and Life Chances Commission has found that each year poor children are missing out on £440,000 worth of free school meals, to which they are entitled, and £1.1 million in funding towards their education. ?Frank Field MP, the Chair of the Commission, wrote to each Merseyside local authority asking whether they use their Housing Benefit records automatically to identify and then register all eligible children for free school meals.
Article - Published in BBC News - 01 February 2016
BBC News
Birkenhead MP Frank Field said it would help give children "the best start".
Article - Published in Daily Mirror - 29 January 2016
Frank Field blamed mammoth waiting times at HMRC and its private contractor for leaving some of Britain's neediest in the breach

Frankly Speaking

Frank's Blog from Westminster

10 February 2016
January is always a tough month for families who are trying to foot the bills from Christmas. Some...
03 February 2016
The St James’ Centre was packed full for a residents meeting last Friday. Councillor...

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
The Home Secretary has asked Frank to lead an evidence review for the proposed Modern Slavery Bill
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
Combatting human trafficking in the UK and around the world
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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