Can aid be made accountable

"As the left continues to reinvent itself for the modern world, accountability and democracy must sit alongside compassion as the core principles through which we understand the world. The way our money is spent to help the most needy around the world is no exception."

Dealing with the Demographic Bulge

The improvement in technologies, the rise of smartphones, and anytime, anywhere access to information can help to revolutionise public services, make them more accessible, affordable, and simplistic, but it must meet the needs of the public it serves.

Trust ALL Women

"The 1967 Abortion Act Celebrates its 50th birthday this October. It was an important first step in trusting women with decisions over their own body. We must ensure that this first step is applied equally across the UK. I am fearful that if progress is made without parity, the women of Northern Ireland will just be left further behind. Women in all parts of the UK, with our allies, must fight together."

Local Growth in an Age of Austerity

These aspirations go to the heart of the Labour vision of the project: a desire not just to create greater amounts of wealth, but to also build a more inclusive, accessible and cooperative economy that would tackle society’s diseases of despair.