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Judith Cummins MPRT @CleckDan: Official documents that include details of deep cuts to police numbers published too late to be scrutinised by MPs https://t.…
The Labour PartyRevealed: Recorded crime up 10% – the biggest rise in a decade! The Tories must stop their cuts to the police. Agre… https://t.co/kKDdI3lpbh
The Labour PartyRecorded crime up 10% across England and Wales. The Tories’ answer? More cuts to police. It’s not good enough. Agre… https://t.co/T6N5dt2Xmu
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Judith Cummins MPRT @JamesReedYP: Just trying to clarify with DfT whether trans-Pennine electrification by 2022 target remains.
Judith Cummins MPRT @Angela4Royds: Pleased to announce we did it - for 10th year running, Harold Park has been awarded a Green Flag @HaroldPark15 @JudithCum
The Labour PartyRT @jeremycorbyn: At #PMQs I asked @theresa_may what is strong about an economy with falling wages and 6 million people earning less than t…
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MP presses minister on dangerous driver sentencing

MP presses minister on dangerous driver sentencing

The Government has again been pressed to announce the results of a consultation on strengthening sentences for those convicted of dangerous driving. Bradford South MP Judith Cummins raised the issue in the House of Commons yesterday with the senior minister and Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom MP. She said: “Dangerous driving is a blight… Continue Reading

Bradford needs PM to honour her promises on rail investment

Bradford needs PM to honour her promises on rail investment

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins is demanding the Prime Minister put her money where her mouth is over investment in rail electrification and the Northern Powerhouse. Speculation in a national newspaper suggested Transport Secretary Chris Grayling plans to further delay electrification of the trans pennine route. There are also fears the Northern Powerhouse Rail project,… Continue Reading

Government criticised for refusing ‘blue light crisis’ debate

Government criticised for refusing ‘blue light crisis’ debate

The Government has been criticised for refusing to make time for MPs to debate the crisis facing our emergency services. Demands for the debate were made in Parliament yesterday by Bradford South MP Judith Cummins, who has been campaigning for those who keep us safe to be properly funded. She highlighted the fact that West… Continue Reading

Judith offers Bradford South a strong voice, says deputy leader

Judith offers Bradford South a strong voice, says deputy leader

Labour party deputy leader Tom Watson visited Bradford yesterday to support Judith Cummins in her bid for re-election as the MP for Bradford South. Mr Watson, who is also the party’s culture, media and sport spokesman, visited the Bradford Bulls and met with chairman Jaz Athwal and co-owner Andrew Chalmers ahead of the game against… Continue Reading

Former soldier backs Judith Cummins for Bradford South

Former soldier backs Judith Cummins for Bradford South

Labour’s Judith Cummins, who is seeking re-election as MP for Bradford South, was joined on the campaign trail today by former soldier Dan Jarvis. Mr Jarvis, who is Labour candidate in Barnsley Central, was in Bradford South talking to voters about the threat of a Tory landslide and what it will mean for local people.… Continue Reading

PM must commit to the Northern Powerhouse

PM must commit to the Northern Powerhouse

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins has demanded the Prime Minister give her clear and unequivocal support to the Northern Powerhouse. The Labour MP is concerned by reports suggesting the Northern Powerhouse and high speed rail investment may be shelved by the Conservatives. This, she fears, will impact on Bradford getting a high speed rail station… Continue Reading

Ministers asked to back high speed rail for Bradford

Ministers asked to back high speed rail for Bradford

Bradford’s campaign to get a station on the new high speed rail link was raised in the House of Commons this morning by one of the city’s MPs. Bradford South MP Judith Cummins asked Transport ministers to back the Next Stop Bradford campaign – which is pressing for a Bradford city centre station on the… Continue Reading

People are paying for fuel poverty with their lives

People are paying for fuel poverty with their lives

People in Bradford are paying for fuel poverty with their lives, the House of Commons has been told this afternoon. Speaking a little while ago in a Commons debate on energy prices, Bradford South MP Judith Cummins called on the Government to act to put an end to the situation. You can watch Judith’s speech… Continue Reading

“Misinformed” minister denies debate on police cuts

“Misinformed” minister denies debate on police cuts

Government claims the police are coping with cuts to budgets and the number of frontline officers have been rubbished by Bradford MP Judith Cummins. Speaking in the House of Commons, the Bradford South MP said she was disappointed police funding was not mentioned in last week’s Budget and asked the Government to make time for… Continue Reading

The police should be fighting crime, not fighting for funding

The police should be fighting crime, not fighting for funding

Judith Cummins MP has hit out at the Government for failing to mention the police and the fight against crime in its Budget. The Bradford South MP spoke in the House of Commons debate that followed the Budget statement. Judith said: “The Budget is remarkable for what it fails to mention. I listened carefully to… Continue Reading

Police need proper funding to get firearms off our streets

Police need proper funding to get firearms off our streets

The police need more funding to get firearms off the streets of West Yorkshire, says Bradford South MP Judith Cummins. A rise in firearms offences in Bradford prompted the Labour MP to raise her concerns about police funding with Government ministers in the House of Commons. Judith raised her concerns on Monday, ahead of the… Continue Reading

Better bus services should not hinge on devolution deal, says MP

Better bus services should not hinge on devolution deal, says MP

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins today spoke in the House of Commons about bus services in Bradford. During the debate on the Bus Services Bill, Judith pressed the Government to reintroduce bus franchising, which ceased in the 1980s with deregulation of the sector. Judith also said offering franchising only where there is a devolution deal in place is… Continue Reading

MP urges FA to back Bradford’s good examples

MP urges FA to back Bradford’s good examples

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins spoke in a House of Commons debate yesterday about the Football Association and its role governing the sport. Judith raised concerns about governance across sport, particularly in relation to club ownership, and took the opportunity to raise the recent administration and liquidation of the company that owned the Bradford Bulls. She also… Continue Reading

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins warns of bleak future for school’s funding across Bradford

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins warns of bleak future for school’s funding across Bradford

During a recent fiery debate in the House of Commons, Judith condemned proposed Central Government’ reforms to the funding mechanism for the district’s schools. Many MPs from across the political spectrum expressed alarm that reforms to the so-called National School Funding Formula are destined to inflict sharp funding cuts to England’s already hard-pressed schools. Analysis… Continue Reading

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins attends Queensbury School’ careers workshop

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins attends Queensbury School’ careers workshop

Students from Queensbury School recently attended a careers workshop, arranged by Yorkshire Water, as part of its community outreach programme. Judith was pleased to meet with students, to share her advice about today’s job’s market, and most importantly to underline the need to behave sensibly online in an age of widespread social media pitfalls. Senior… Continue Reading

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins officially opens “Kid’s Lab”, a new educational facility at BASF‘s Bradford site

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins officially opens “Kid’s Lab”, a new educational facility at BASF‘s Bradford site

On Friday 11th November, Judith had the privilege of officially opening “Kid’s Lab”, a ground breaking new educational facility located at BASF‘s Bradford site. Kids Lab will offer the city’s primary school children an exciting educational experience, through hands-on experiments, in a high-tech facility modelled on a real life science laboratory. Through Kid’s lab, BASF… Continue Reading

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins presses the Government to tackle chronic dentist’ shortage in Bradford

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins presses the Government to tackle chronic dentist’ shortage in Bradford

During a recent House of Commons’ debate, Judith pressed Government’ Health Ministers to stop dragging their feet and get on with tackling the shortage of dentists in Bradford. Sparked by vocal demand across the House of Commons, MPs debated the widespread health inequalities faced by communities across the UK including a number across Bradford. Judith seized the opportunity to intensify her attack on the Government to get on with tackling the desperate shortage of dentists faced… Continue Reading

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins challenges PM Theresa May to improve end of life dementia care

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins challenges PM Theresa May to improve end of life dementia care

During the PM’s weekly question time, Bradford South MP Judith Cummins challenged the Prime Minister Theresa May to commit her Government to improving end of life care for those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Judith’s question to Theresa May came in the wake of newly released figures from the Office for National Statistics which revealed that dementia and Alzheimer’s… Continue Reading

Bradford MP Judith Cummins fears lack of housing for the city’s disabled and elderly

Bradford MP Judith Cummins fears lack of housing for the city’s disabled and elderly

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins recently visited disabled & elderly tenants at a local Bradford housing scheme to learn more about the dignity of being able to live independently. Located at Kestrel Close, Westwood Park, this local disabled & elderly housing scheme is owned and operated by Habinteg, one of the country’s leading housing associations, with over 40 years of experience in helping people to live independently. Habinteg’s Chief… Continue Reading

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins presses Government to reconsider widely discredited badger cull

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins presses Government to reconsider widely discredited badger cull

This week, Judith took part in a packed Parliamentary debate about the Government’s widely discredited badger cull. During this at times heated debate, Judith alongside a throng of other MPs challenged the Government to provide convincing evidence of the effectiveness of their programme of badger culling. The Government’s cull is allegedly a means of controlling bovine… Continue Reading

Judith enjoys seaside themed  community bash in Buttershaw

Judith enjoys seaside themed  community bash in Buttershaw

Judith had the pleasure of attending the “Buttershaw-by-the-Beach” community bash alongside scores of local residents. Bathed in warm Summer sunshine, Judith and local residents enjoyed activities themed to offer a taste of the British seaside. This community bash, thrown by Sandale Community Trust at their well-known Community Hub in Buttershaw, in partnership with Bradford Youth Service, Incommunities and TESCO, offered residents and their families the opportunity to enjoy a man-made beach and paddling pool whilst sampling candy… Continue Reading

Speaking up for creative learning

Speaking up for creative learning

Despite their rhetoric on choice and variety in education the government is becoming ever more prescriptive in its approach to schools and what they can teach. This is clearly demonstrated in their dogmatic approach on the introduction of the English Baccalaureate, or EBacc as it is known. Education and skills is a key concern for… Continue Reading

MP tours Sunbridge tunnels scheme

MP tours Sunbridge tunnels scheme

Judith Cummins MP today (24/06/2016) took a guided tour of the soon to open Sunbridgewells scheme in Bradford city centre together with Graham Hall, the man behind the development. Speaking after the tour Judith said: “It was wonderful to get a preview of the scheme before its first phase opens next month and fascinating to… Continue Reading

A tribute to Jo Cox MP: 1974 – 2016

A tribute to Jo Cox MP: 1974 – 2016

The senseless murder of Jo Cox has shocked the whole country and beyond. It has stolen a tremendous MP from Batley and Spen, but more importantly a family has lost a mother, wife, daughter and sister. Jo was a dear friend and colleague and I will miss her greatly. When I think of Jo’s children,… Continue Reading

Bradford Live hosts Judith Cummins MP on tour of Odeon

Bradford Live hosts Judith Cummins MP on tour of Odeon

Judith Cummins MP toured the Odeon building in Bradford city centre at the invitation of Bradford Live – the group dedicated to bringing the building back into use. Judith said: “The Odeon is a much loved and well-known landmark, with huge cultural and economic significance for Bradford.  Its current dereliction stands in stark contrast to… Continue Reading

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