Frank Field MP
Your MP for Birkenhead
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Letters

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- Published in The Guardian - 04 January 2016
Guardian
Each of us has ideas on representing Labour in parliament, but we’ve long ceased to be on a collective journey. To win we must regain the ability to respond to what people see as their fears and hopes, not what we think those fears and hopes should be.
- Published in New Statesman - 11 December 2015
New Statesman
If we are going to win this war in Syria, we need Syrian troops on the ground fighting with us. On this score, the Russian strategy is correct. The government’s aim may be yet another regime change. But that should be a secondary issue at the moment, when all the efforts should be going into destroying ISIS and its allies and that requires Syrian Government troops.
- Published in The Times - 26 November 2015
The Times
George Osborne ought to draw up a “plan B”, should universal credit turn out to be nothing more than an expensive fantasy.
- Published in The Times - 23 October 2015
The Times
Frank urges a 20p per litre levy on sugary drinks, to fund a national programme of meals during the school holidays
- 14 October 2015
Commons Chamber
I am writing to ask whether the Institute for Fiscal Studies might analyse a proposal that is designed to protect the lowest paid workers from the Government’s planned tax credit reforms – the lowering of the earnings threshold and increasing of the taper rate – that are due to take effect in April 2016
- Published in Financial Times - 25 September 2015
FT
Last week I gave the second annual Charity Commission Lecture, in which I looked at how better to pay for a growing agenda of work I hope the commission will undertake, including that as the regulator of the very important charitable sector.
- Published in The Guardian - 15 September 2015
Guardian
Some 1.5 million poor children are currently disqualified from receiving free school meals because their parents claim tax credits to top up their income from low-paid work. Abolishing this penalty would help, in some considerable way, to cement the government’s commitment to ensuring work is the best route out of poverty.
- Published in The Guardian - 01 September 2015
Guardian
David Edgar may be right (Corbyn’s opponents could be correct. But I’m still inspired, Opinion, 31 August), and he does more than raise our spirits. To win in 2020, Labour now needs to appeal to a much more fragmented electorate. To do so successfully, I believe we need to develop further the initiatives that David suggests.
- Published in The Times - 29 August 2015
The Times
The government calls its failure to reduce migrant numbers “deeply disappointing”. What, then, is to be done?
- Published in The Times - 23 July 2015
The Times
Jeremy has always held a principled stand on all issues while others in the Labour party have voted in an attempt to make Labour electable. I hoped Jeremy’s entrance into the race would ensure the other candidates would confront the “deficit denial” stance that clearly a very large proportion of Labour party members hold.
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