WE'RE off and I can't wait for the General Election on Thursday, 8th June.

Free school meals for every primary school pupil passes my fair and popular tests.

Labour pledge to raise the legal minimum wage to at least £10 an hour by 2020. 

This week in Parliament I took the government to task on their wicked attacks on the very people who need help most.

Deserved plaudits for the courage of the police and the dedication of health workers after the dreadful terrorism attack on Parliament were a moment to reflect on the contribution of our public services.

Stephen Hepburn MP for the Jarrow Constituency has criticised the Tory Government following the release of the local unemployment figures. 

Scratch a Tory and you'll always find a tax raiser, not a cutter.

WASPI campaign

Stephen Hepburn MP for the Jarrow Constituency has called for the Tory government to implement fair transitional arrangements for WASPI women affected by the State Pension Age changes.

Housing Benefit

Stephen Hepburn MP for the Jarrow Constituency has slammed the Tory government’s plan to axe housing benefits for 18-21 year olds who are jobless.

Budget 2017

Commenting on the Budget, Stephen Hepburn MP said:

“This was a budget which does nothing to help those people in my constituency who don’t know if their next pay packet will be enough or if they will still have a job tomorrow. 

“The Chancellor boasted about a strong economy but try telling that to the many families who are struggling to make ends meet or left with no choice but to turn to a food bank.

“Cutting living standards for the many and raising taxes for the privileged few tells you everything you need to know about the Tories and it will only continue to get worse.”

 

Stephen Hepburn MP for the Jarrow Constituency has pledged his support for International Women's Day 2017.

NHS Rally

 

Stephen Hepburn MP joined some of his constituents from Jarrow at the NHS protest rally in London on Saturday 4th March.

 

There was a strong contingent from the Save South Tyneside Hospital Campaign at the protest march for the NHS. An estimate put the attendance at 250,000. The March took place from Tavistock Square en route to Parliament Square. The speakers at the rally included Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnnell, and Len McCluskey from the Unite Union, Bernie Sanders’ brother Larry and from the world of entertainment Billy Bragg and Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh (Hayley Cropper).

 

Stephen Hepburn MP said: “I’ll continue to keep up the fight to save our local hospital and its vital services and I strongly oppose these cruel Tory cuts to our NHS.

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Meet your MP

 Stephen-Hepburn-MP

Stephen Hepburn has served the Jarrow Constituency as MP since 1997.

He was last elected to serve in June 2017 and won the seat with a conclusive 17,263 majority.

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