Frank Field MP
Your MP for Birkenhead
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Letters

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- Published in The Times - 19 March 2019
The Times
There are two ways of building on the success of the national living wage (NLW) in countering low pay.
- Published in The Guardian - 14 March 2019
Guardian
The idea that, at this late stage, the UK should crash out of the EU without a deal is absurd. Large numbers of firms and jobs in manufacturing would disappear. The prospect of no deal has been kept on the negotiating table for two years, to give our negotiators some leverage, but any last-ditch attempts at seriously pursuing this destructive fantasy must be stopped. I voted last night to take no deal off the table.
- Published in The Guardian - 28 January 2019
Guardian
The deposit-free mortgages I am proposing would be aimed at those whose net income would increase significantly by moving from renting to buying, and who are not fortunate enough to be able to draw on the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’, writes Frank Field MP
- Published in The Guardian - 04 October 2018
Guardian
By building on the Home-Start model with a programme that protects parents’ mental health, strengthens the bonds with their child, and fosters a first-class home learning environment, the country would give itself a fighting chance of preventing children born into disadvantaged homes becoming poor adults.
- Published in The Guardian - 27 September 2018
Guardian
While Labour’s commitment of vast new sums towards preschool interventions is welcome, much more thought needs to be given to how they can be used most effectively to equalise children’s life chances. Much of the inequality that now exists between the life chances of children from relatively wealthy families and others from poorer backgrounds is accounted for by what happens at home – mainly in respect of the style of parenting and the home learning environment.
- 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
- 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.
- Published in The Guardian - 18 May 2018
Guardian
Labour MP Frank Field says workers should be protected by default, and only regarded as self-employed when companies provide proof that they are
- Published in Wirral Globe - 18 May 2018
Wirral Globe
David Jago's proposal is among a series of options in a review of its policy to charge staff £10 to park there after a Globe petition backed by almost 10,000 readers. It was handed over to his predecessor David Allison by Birkenhead MP Frank Field in October.
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