Frank Field MP
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Article - Published in The Times - 07 September 2018
Frank Field, the independent MP and chairman of the Commons work and pensions committee, has written to the Archbishop of Canterbury asking him to use the church’s £7.8 billion investment fund to buy Wonga’s debt portfolio.

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Press Release - 20 September 2018
Food bank
‘The Bedroom Tax snatches money back from social tenants who can’t move to smaller accommodation – often none is available. It is netting the Treasury around £1 million a year from poorer people in Birkenhead alone. Nearly three quarters of the households in Birkenhead who are penalised contain at least one person who is disabled.'
- Published in The Guardian - 18 September 2018
Guardian
Frank Field on how the government could have filled the policy vacuum instead of waiting for Brexit
Article - Published in Wirral Globe - 12 September 2018
Wirral Globe
Birkenhead MP Frank Field has arranged a desperate meeting in a last-ditch attempt to save the town's House of Fraser store from closure.
- Published in The Times - 03 September 2018
The Times
My plan was to sell dear, with the whole of a working-class family clubbing together to acquire an asset and, crucially, for councils to use all those monies to rebuild and repair stock. The Wilson and Callaghan governments undertook reviews of this idea but civil servants thought the plan unworkable.
- Published in Mail On Sunday - 02 September 2018
Daily Mail
The MP, a lifelong anti-poverty campaigner, appealed to rich philanthropists to step in and assist hard-up individuals ordered to repay loans in full, even though the payday lender has gone bust.
Article - Published in The Economist - 18 August 2018
Commons Chamber
A depressing number of Britons are struggling to keep their heads above water
Article - Published in Catholic Herald - 16 August 2018
Food bank
Last month, as the school holidays began, children and teachers breathed a sigh of relief. But at one school in Birkenhead, even as the bells rang to mark the end of term, staff were gluing children’s shoes together.

Frankly Speaking

Frank's Blog from Westminster


26 June 2018
Bob Varney’s family buried him today and a large number of friends and admirers came to bear
27 March 2018
Councillor Julie McManus from Bidston ward came down and sat with me before the annual meeting of...

Frank's Tweets

Really pleased that following the months of negotiations that have taken place since Andrew Forsey and I proposed t… https://t.co/5gK0aoTWXe
I’m really glad that the Archbishop has taken it to this stage. I hope to work closely with whoever takes it forwar… https://t.co/ODnHjkOfdI
I'm writing to the Competition and Markets Authority with a request for this potential deal to be investigated. It… https://t.co/VoM0G0VRBY

Frank's Campaigns


SHC
Re-establishing a social contract from the ethics of the major world religions
FYT
Preventing poor children becoming poor adults
TCAT Logo
Supporting cathedrals to establish cathedral schools in their cities
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
JSC
In 2014, Frank was selected to chair the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on the Government's Draft Modern Slavery Bill
MSER
In 2013, then-Home Secretary, Theresa May, 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
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

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