Barbara Keeley

FOR WORSLEY AND ECCLES SOUTH

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I have pledged to support the ‘Keep the Ban’ campaign to defend the hunting ban.

Ten years ago the Labour Party ended the cruel practice of hunting with dogs. Labour believes that the unnecessary and prolonged suffering of defenceless animals has no place in civilised society. The hunting ban shows how far animal welfare has progressed.
 
Despite the hunting ban’s success and the support of the British public, the Hunting Act 2004 is under threat from the Conservatives who have promised to hold a free vote on repealing the Act. David Cameron has repeatedly stated his opposition to the Hunting Act.
 
Only Labour can protect the Hunting Act because Labour is the only major political party committed to defending it.

If re-elected in May, I will continue to fight to keep the hunting ban and campaign for improved animal welfare.

You can read more about Labour’s commitment to animal welfare here

Barbara pledges to defend the hunting ban by supporting the ‘keep the ban’ campaign

I have pledged to support the ‘Keep the Ban’ campaign to defend the hunting ban. Ten years ago the Labour Party ended the cruel practice of hunting with dogs. Labour...

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I have pledged to support people who work in retail through supporting Usdaw’s ‘Keep Sunday Special’ campaign.

USDAW's campaign is calling for Sunday trading hours to continue to be limited to six hours so that people working in retail can still have some time off at the weekend. The current six hour limit for large retail stores is very important to the three million retail workers in our country.

I believe that Sundays are a special day for families and communities. It is important for retail stores to keep the six hour working day on Sunday so that people who work in retail can get some time away from work at the weekend. 

I have always supported this campaign and I pledge that, if I am re-elected in May, I will continue to support Usdaw’s campaign to Keep Sunday Special.

Barbara pledges to support the ‘Keep Sunday Special’ campaign

I have pledged to support people who work in retail through supporting Usdaw’s ‘Keep Sunday Special’ campaign. USDAW's campaign is calling for Sunday trading hours to continue to be limited...

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 I have pledged to support the Royal College of Nursing’s ‘Nursing Counts’ campaign.

The campaign calls to improve patient care by ensuring safe staffing levels, by valuing nurses by paying them a fair wage and investing in health and social care by guaranteeing no more cuts to the nursing workforce.

I have been a member of the Commons Health Select Committee and I have heard much evidence about the pressures affecting the NHS. Nurses and health care workers are working hard to provide the very best care for patients under difficult circumstances but lack of staff is a key issue.

A Labour Government would recruit 8,000 GPs, 3,000 more midwives, 5,000 new homecare workers and 20,000 new nurses, paid for through its £2.5 billion ‘Time to Care Fund’.

Unlike the Conservatives, Labour will listen to independent national pay review bodies so that NHS workers will be fairly paid.

Labour will also make sure that NHS staff are listened to and are valued in their workplace. Labour will create a new NHS staff champion to help improve workplace culture and cut the high rates of work-related stress, bullying and violence that too many staff face. We will also take a ‘zero-tolerance’ approach to physical or verbal abuse against people who work in our NHS. We want all NHS and care staff to receive training on whistleblowing so they can feel empowered to raise concerns without fear.

If I am re-elected on May 7th, I will continue to campaign for policies which value nurses and the essential role they play in the NHS and for safe staffing levels.

Barbara pledges to support 'Nursing Counts' campaign

 I have pledged to support the Royal College of Nursing’s ‘Nursing Counts’ campaign.


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