Maria Eagle MP

FIGHTING FOR GARSTON AND HALEWOOD

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Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has offered an urgent meeting to the Jewish Leadership Council and the Board of Deputies of British Jews in the wake of the anti-Semitism allegations made about him and the Labour Party by, amongst others, our Labour affiliate the Jewish Labour Movement, which culminated in an unprecedented demonstration in Parliament Square on Monday.

Fighting Anti-Semitism in The Labour Party

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has offered an urgent meeting to the Jewish Leadership Council and the Board of Deputies of British Jews in the wake of the anti-Semitism allegations made... Read more

This week the Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Violence) Bill passed it second reading unopposed in the House of Commons. The Bill is the result of pressure from the Labour Party in opposition to some of the measures outlined in the Housing and Planning Act (2016) brought in to ban councils from offering lifetime tenancies to people with low incomes living in council properties. Despite the fact that the final wording of the Act included many exemptions to this, like allowing people with small children access to lifetime tenancies, my Labour colleagues and I made clear that it didn’t go far enough to protect people who are victim to domestic violence. Without the guarantee that they will be given secure tenancies elsewhere, domestic abuse victims are far less likely to feel that they can leave abusive households.

Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Violence) Bill

This week the Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Violence) Bill passed it second reading unopposed in the House of Commons. The Bill is the result of pressure from the Labour... Read more

In November the report from the expert working group into the hormone pregnancy test Primodos was published. I made clear my reservations about the report from the outset, and when it was published it was clearly a whitewash. To say I was extremely disappointed is an understatement.

Getting Answers for Primodos Victims

In November the report from the expert working group into the hormone pregnancy test Primodos was published. I made clear my reservations about the report from the outset, and when... Read more

On Friday I met with the Mersey Gateway Crossings Board and representatives from Merseyflow who run the toll system. I wanted to get answers to the questions many of my constituents have been asking about the fines that drivers are receiving.

 

Meeting with Mersey Gateway Bosses

On Friday I met with the Mersey Gateway Crossings Board and representatives from Merseyflow who run the toll system. I wanted to get answers to the questions many of my... Read more

Tuesday marked 100 years since the Representation of the People Act (1918) was passed and women were first given the vote in national elections.

Celebrating 100 Years of Votes for Women

Tuesday marked 100 years since the Representation of the People Act (1918) was passed and women were first given the vote in national elections. Read more

In November the High Court ruled that the Tories' changes to disability benefits, or Personal Independence Payments (PIP) as they are now known, were "blatantly discriminate" against people with mental health conditions. The Government have accepted this decision and will review roughly 1.6million disability claims.

Fixing Personal Independence Payments

In November the High Court ruled that the Tories' changes to disability benefits, or Personal Independence Payments (PIP) as they are now known, were "blatantly discriminate" against people with mental... Read more

In July last year, I met with the International Fund for Animal Welfare to support the launch of their campaign to ban the UK ivory trade. As part of this, IFAW were asking for anyone in ownership of an ivory item to show their support by surrendering it. As you can see from the picture above, the response has been overwhelming.

Banning the Ivory Trade

In July last year, I met with the International Fund for Animal Welfare to support the launch of their campaign to ban the UK ivory trade. As part of this,... Read more

It was a privilege to be able to pay tribute to the late Sir Bert Massie, a dedicated campaigner and champion for the rights of people with disabilities. As Minister for Disabled People, I worked closely with Bert during his time as Chair of the Disability Rights Commission and got to know him well.

He truly was a remarkable person who achieved an incredible amount to improve the lives of people with disabilities, and is sorely missed.

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Tribute to Sir Bert Massie

It was a privilege to be able to pay tribute to the late Sir Bert Massie, a dedicated campaigner and champion for the rights of people with disabilities. As Minister... Read more

On Friday I had another chance to secure a second reading of my Tyres (Buses and Coaches) Bill, after the Government opposed it in December. It was my hope that this time the Government would get behind this bill and support this vital legislation.

Working Hard for the Tyred Campaign

On Friday I had another chance to secure a second reading of my Tyres (Buses and Coaches) Bill, after the Government opposed it in December. It was my hope that this time the Government... Read more

Monday's news about the liquidation of Carillion was a shocking development for their staff and their sub-contractors. The Tory Government used Carillion on major projects all over the country such as the HS2 rail line and employed them to carry out numerous public services. The Tories did this despite repeated warnings about their finances and debts of £900million.

The Collapse of Carillion

Monday's news about the liquidation of Carillion was a shocking development for their staff and their sub-contractors. The Tory Government used Carillion on major projects all over the country such as... Read more

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