Parliament to sit on a Saturday for the first time in nearly 40 years

There will be emergency sitting of parliament on Saturday 19 October, the day after the EU summit where Boris Johnson will be negotiating Brexit...

Extra coronavirus funding for English councils is based on an outdated formula that...

The government is providing £1.6 billion to English councils to help them deal with additional spending pressures arising as a result of the coronavirus...

“Council for the North” to be set up

Yesterday's transport summit in Leeds has agreed that a representative body of political, business and other leaders should be set up to speak with...

Shadow Cabinet post for Oldham’s Jim McMahon as Rebecca Long-Bailey moves to education

Salford and Eccles MP Rebecca Long Bailey has retained her place in the Shadow cabinet after the new leader of the Labour Party appointed...

A divided Britain-New report says regional divides among worst in developed world

Blackpool, Manchester and Hull have mortality rates higher than parts of Turkey, Slovakia and Romania according to a report out this morning that shows...

Seeds of Labour’s defeat last year go back 20 years says Manchester MP Lucy...

The roots of Labour’s defeat in last year’s election go back twenty years according to Manchester Central MP Lucy Powell. Powell who is co author...

‘Childcare debt’ set to soar as Universal Credit hits families with £1,000 bills upfront

The switch to Universal Credit - the Government’s flagship welfare reform programme - is hitting parents with upfront childcare bills that have reached £1,000,...

May announces new programme to tackle burning injustices

A new independent body responsible for challenging social injustices and creating a fairer country has been announced today by Prime Minister Theresa May. The Office...

We are doing everything possible to bring our country back from the brink” says...

The Labour leader was in Salford ahead of a meeting of the Shadow Cabinet to finalise plans to stop No Deal. He called Boris Johnson's plans...

We’ll support the third Heathrow runway provided we get the same transport investment say...

Twenty One Greater Manchester MP’s have written to the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling offering their support for the third runway at Heathrow provided that Greater...