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Frank Field MP
Your MP for Birkenhead
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Article - Published in The Guardian - 19 April 2019
MP Frank Field calls on government to investigate infant mortality in low income groups in 2015 and 2016

Latest from Frank

- Published in The Guardian - 18 April 2019
Guardian
Simon Jenkins hits the bullseye. HS2 would merely have the effect of turning Birmingham into a London suburb. We need a major investment programme in high-speed rail that runs from Liverpool to Hull, and up to Newcastle. This programme must also link up all of the cities and smaller towns in between so that people can access decent-paying jobs without having to up sticks and move away from home. Both for the sake of justice, as well as on economic grounds, such a programme should take precedence over HS2.
Article - Published in Wirral Globe - 17 April 2019
Wirral Globe
The DWP has now tripled the number of staff trying to fix the system, from 400 to 1,200, and DWP select Committee chairman Frank Field said the cost is now expected to be close to £1 billion
Article - Published in The Times - 14 April 2019
The Times
A paradox. Elections can be decided by the amount of taxpayers’ money each political party believes should be spent by the state. Yet the total sum of taxpayers’ hard-earned cash going to each of the major government programmes, and particularly the largest — the welfare budget encompassing health, social care, social security, education, and housing — has long been unclear to most of the country. Equally strange is how little attention has been given to what those programmes cost. As Andrew Forsey and I argue in our book Not for Patching, the government should set up a strategic welfare review to examine the outcomes taxpayers ought to expect from those sums.
Article - Published in Wirral Globe - 14 April 2019
Wirral Globe
A campaign led by Birkenhead's MP for improvements to bus services has gained its first successes for Beechwood and Noctorum residents.
Article - Published in Liverpool Echo - 13 April 2019
Liverpool Echo
During their visit in January, they launched Baby Basics Wirral, a project aimed at helping local families expecting babies, which is being run by the town's Feeding Birkenhead, Supporting Wirral charity.
Article - Published in The Independent - 11 April 2019
Indy
Government response to universal credit warnings 'skimpy and disappointing', says Frank Field
Article - Published in Wirral Globe - 09 April 2019
Wirral Globe
Birkenhead’s MP Frank Field has called two further public meetings this weekend to report on progress being made by the campaign to improve the town’s bus services.

Frankly Speaking

Frank's Blog from Westminster


04 February 2019
When Parliament gave the Government the green light to hold an in-out referendum on...
26 June 2018
Bob Varney’s family buried him today and a large number of friends and admirers came to bear

Frank's Tweets

Almost 2m people will lose £1,000 a year with universal credit – study https://t.co/jarFvt5FdN
Newborn baby deaths appear to be on the rise among the poorest households in England. I’ve asked ministers to estab… https://t.co/1t6kGOIpju

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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