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Frank Field MP
Your MP for Birkenhead
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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

Press Release - 02 December 2016
Commons Chamber
- NHS faces a total funding gap of £67.7 billion over the next five years - Intensive care required through an immediate 1p increase in National Insurance which is supported by the public - National Health and Social Care Service funded by a new, progressive, National Insurance system, which grants a tax cut to low-paid workers, will secure the next stage in the life of the one institution of the Attlee Government which still commands the public’s affection
Article - Published in The Guardian - 02 December 2016
Guardian
Ex-Labour welfare minister says new integrated service run on a mutual basis should be funded exclusively by national insurance contributions
Article - Published in Wirral Globe - 01 December 2016
Wirral Globe
HM Revenue and Customs has been castigated by Birkenhead MP Frank Field over the use of a US contractor to cut fraud in the tax credit system which saw tens of thousands of claimants wrongly stripped of their benefits.
- Published in The Guardian - 01 December 2016
Guardian
I have put a proposal to the government that sets out to cover each of these points. I have proposed a network of public employment services, driven locally by Jobcentre Plus and sustained by City Deal funding, with the specific aim of helping low-paid workers to climb the earnings ladder and craft their jobs to match their skills and circumstances.
Article - Published in The Times - 30 November 2016
The Times
Ukip was an accidental threat to Labour. It stumbled on disgruntled Labour voters and yet it picked up nearly a million by the 2015 election. Now that Ukip’s new leader, Paul Nuttall, is focused on wooing them, Labour faces an unprecedented threat.
Article - Published in Wirral Globe - 30 November 2016
Wirral Globe
Benefit sanctions that can plunge claimants into hardship, hunger and depression are being handed out with little evidence they work - a scathing report by the public spending watchdog has found.
Article - Published in Huffington Post - 22 November 2016
Huff Post
The NHS is the one institution created by the Attlee Government to which the British public still feel an unbreakable bond. And yet the bonds that keep the NHS itself intact are at breaking point.

Frankly Speaking

Frank's Blog from Westminster


16 November 2016
A sizeable number of Wirral residents write to me each week to share their views on the treatment...
09 November 2016
Despite the Herculean efforts of frontline NHS staff, residents are reporting a worryingly sharp...

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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