Entries by Ryan Denston

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Labour demands to know what Russian oligarch was getting in return for bankrolling one in ten Conservative MPs

Chair of the Labour Party Anneliese Dodds has today written to her Conservative opposite number asking him to explain why one in ten of his party’s MPs were getting cash from an oligarch accused of corruption at the heart of Vladimir Putin’s Russia. The BBC has revealed that 34 Conservative MPs received some £700,000 from […]

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Shadow Schools Minister and City MP visit Portsmouth Academy to launch digital education drive

Shadow Schools Minister Peter Kyle and City MP Stephen Morgan have visited The Portsmouth Academy as the secondary school launched an innovative digital education initiative. The one:one device scheme will give children access to safe, affordable, state of the art laptops for use at home and school. All 250 Year 7 students at the academy […]

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Afghanistan: Portsmouth MP delivers scathing attack on government during key debate in Parliament

Stephen Morgan MP accused the government of ‘damaging the UK’s international reputation’ due to the way it has handled its exit from Afghanistan during a key debate in Parliament today. Representing the Official Opposition in his role as Shadow Armed Forces Minister, the Portsmouth MP blasted the government’s “complacency, mismanagement and diplomatic ineptitude”. He added […]

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City MP blasts government’s “shameful record” and urges PM to end Child Food Poverty

Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan has urged the Prime Minister to take real action to end Child Food Poverty. The letter from the Labour MP follows the government’s decision to cancel a Parliamentary vote on the £20 per week cut to Universal Credit, due to take effect in October, as well as ongoing campaigning efforts […]

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City MP praises work of local charity supporting young families as Universal Credit cut looms

Stephen Morgan MP has praised the work of a local charity supporting young families as the impacts of cuts to Universal Credit loom. Based on Crasswell Street, the Roberts Centre offers a wide range of services for young families, including support and assistance to families in addressing their situation of homelessness or dealing with the […]

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World Suicide Prevention Day: Portsmouth MP backs local NHS ‘Every life matters’ campaign

Stephen Morgan MP has thrown his support behind NHS Southern Health’s ‘Every life matters’ campaign on World Suicide Prevention Day. The campaign focuses on not only on reaching high-risk groups of people, but also sharing the message that suicide can impact anyone. According to the Office of National Statistics, there were 5,224 suicides registered in […]

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City MP votes against rise in National Insurance from working families

Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan has voted against Conservative moves to raise National Insurance by 1.25% for working families and businesses, slamming the government for “placing an enormous burden on hard working people”. The party have strongly opposed the unfair jobs tax saying that it is the biggest rise in taxes on families for over […]

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Extracurricular activities are in freefall for primary-age children, with poorest kids hit the hardest

New analysis published by the Labour Party today reveals how participation in extracurricular activities for primary-age school children is in freefall under the Tories.   Analysis of the Government’s Taking Part Survey data shows declining participation for primary age children over the last ten years – with trends pre-dating the pandemic, including: 13% decrease in competitive sports inside […]

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Government botches British tender process for naval support ships

Labour have today slammed the government for their failure to prioritise UK yards and suppliers to make naval support ships, after their delivery was delayed because of a botched tender process. The tender for the naval support ships was cancelled in 2019 after the government’s shipbuilding tsar, Sir John Parker, recommended a UK-only tender. It […]