Alan Whitehead

Labour MP for Southampton Test

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I wanted to say thank you for all of your hard work over the course of the election. Having you out alongside me every day, not only kept me going and inspired us to work harder but it directly contributed towards the great results we saw across Southampton. 

Thank You

I wanted to say thank you for all of your hard work over the course of the election. Having you out alongside me every day, not only kept me going... Read more

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Fighting for a Fair Deal for Waspi Women

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From nurses having to rely on foodbanks to Junior Doctors quitting because of working condidtions it's clear that the Tories have not been treating our NHS staff fairly.

The Tories have failed NHS staff

From nurses having to rely on foodbanks to Junior Doctors quitting because of working condidtions it's clear that the Tories have not been treating our NHS staff fairly. Read more

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I spent this morning in Freemantle talking to parents who were concerned about Tory funding cuts to our schools in Southampton.

I will always fight for our city's schools

I spent this morning in Freemantle talking to parents who were concerned about Tory funding cuts to our schools in Southampton. Read more

17909528_10212792329912967_661269553_n.jpgWe announced this week that Labour would extend universal free school meals to all Primary School children paid for by charging VAT on private school fees. 

Universal Free School Meals

We announced this week that Labour would extend universal free school meals to all Primary School children paid for by charging VAT on private school fees.  Read more

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I am delighted to announce the launch of the Southampton Rental Charter. The charter, supported by Citizen’s Advice Southampton, Southampton City Council,Royston Smith MP and ARLA, is an initiative to raise housing standards for private renters in Southampton.

Launch of the Southampton Rental Charter

I am delighted to announce the launch of the Southampton Rental Charter. The charter, supported by Citizen’s Advice Southampton, Southampton City Council,Royston Smith MP and ARLA, is an initiative to... Read more

The vote on the Second reading of the Government’s Article 50 Bill was not about whether parliament wanted a rerun of the referendum, but on whether article 50 should be triggered now, and if so on what basis. 

Why I voted against second reading of the Article 50 bill.

The vote on the Second reading of the Government’s Article 50 Bill was not about whether parliament wanted a rerun of the referendum, but on whether article 50 should be... Read more

The Chancellor has promised support for working families struggling under the weight of in work benefits but in some cases they will get only £150 back after initial cuts of £2500. This will do nothing to help working families in Southampton struggling to make ends meet in minimum wage jobs. 

Worrying Economic Mismanagement: My response to the Autumn Statement

The Chancellor has promised support for working families struggling under the weight of in work benefits but in some cases they will get only £150 back after initial cuts of... Read more

This was an exciting, interesting week, full of all sorts of events on a wide range of issues including solar power and new, clean energy sources.

Solar power and assistance dogs

This was an exciting, interesting week, full of all sorts of events on a wide range of issues including solar power and new, clean energy sources. Read more

This was a very busy week full of interesting meetings, film screenings and conferences. I was able to discuss important climate issues like renewable energy at several meetings and events, as well as being able to meet with teachers and talk about the importance of special educational needs schools and facilities. I’ve also been working hard on sustainable energy plans and policies. 

Sustainable energy and special needs schools in Southampton

This was a very busy week full of interesting meetings, film screenings and conferences. I was able to discuss important climate issues like renewable energy at several meetings and events,... Read more

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