Alan Whitehead

Labour MP for Southampton Test

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Memory_Walk.jpgI had a great day at the Southampton Memory Walk run by the Alzheimer’s Society to raise awareness of and money for the fight against Alzheimer’s and Dementia. It was the walk’s first time in Southampton and there was a huge turnout

Southampton's First Memory Walk

I had a great day at the Southampton Memory Walk run by the Alzheimer’s Society to raise awareness of and money for the fight against Alzheimer’s and Dementia. It was... Read more

16to19_photo.jpgThis month I took part in a Westminster hall debate on the funding of 16-19 education in general which has recently seen funding cuts across the board. I wanted to highlight the plight of 6th form colleges in particular of which there are around 90 dotted across the UK.

Fighting cuts to 6th Form Colleges

This month I took part in a Westminster hall debate on the funding of 16-19 education in general which has recently seen funding cuts across the board. I wanted to... Read more

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

Throughout my time as an MP one of my most important jobs was fighting for those of my constituents who weren't given a fair deal by the Tory government. 

Fighting for a Fair Deal for Waspi Women

Throughout my time as an MP one of my most important jobs was fighting for those of my constituents who weren't given a fair deal by the Tory government.  Read more

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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

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