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Mary Creagh MP

Shadow International Development Secretary

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  • = Key Development Sunday 25th January
  • 12:02 Seven-party leaders' debate a 'dog's breakfast' - Creagh PoliticsHome News

    Seven-party leaders' debate a 'dog's breakfast' - Creagh PoliticsHome News

    A televised leaders’ debate incorporating seven parties could be a “dog’s breakfast”, a senior Labour MP has warned. Mary Creagh, the party’s International Development spokesperson, told Pienaar’s Politics that Ed Miliband was in favour ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 23rd January
  • 17:10 In Brief Events

    17:10 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech on the Conservative Party's approach to tax policy Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is expected to make an announcement on GP recruitment  Shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander, shadow i... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 14th January
  • 07:00 Guardian: Labour attacks government's record on Ebola and aid News

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    Mary Creagh, the shadow secretary for international development, criticises DfID over its failure to commit to long-term support for health in west Africa Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 17th December
  • 11:58 Greening pledges to tackle corruption in Pakistan House of Commons

    Greening pledges to tackle corruption in Pakistan House of Commons

    The Secretary of State for International Development has condemned yesterday's Taliban massacre at a Pakistani school as a "terrible atrocity".  Speaking during International Development Questions, Justine Greening said that internationa... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 11th December
  • 23:37 Brand takes on Farage on immigration PoliticsHome News

    Brand takes on Farage on immigration PoliticsHome News

    Nigel Farage and Russell Brand have gone head-to-head on BBC Question Time over immigration, the NHS and the political system. Comedian Mr Brand argued with Ukip leader Mr Farage, telling him that the “country is not overcrowded” and tha... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Sunday 23rd November
  • 10:40 Mary Creagh: Labour not engaged in immigration 'arms race' On air

    On Air | Mary Creagh MP | Shadow International Developme... | Pienaar's Politics, BBC Radio 5 Live Video Mary Creagh MP

    Mary Creagh batted away a suggestion that the Labour party were engaged in an 'arms race' on immigration, but said her party would be looking at how to restrict in-work benefits to migrants. "I think it is important that we listen to wha... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 5th November
  • 23:18 Story (1 links): Miliband reshuffle: Creagh replaces Murphy

    PoliticsHome Miliband reshuffle: Creagh replaces Murphy Story View links

    Ed Miliband has carried out a reshuffle of his shadow cabinet, in the wake of former shadow international development secretary Jim Murphy quitting his position to focus on his campaign to become leader of Scottish Labour.

    Mr Murphy has been replaced as shadow international development secretary by transport spokeswoman Mary Creagh.

    Ms Creagh is succeeded by Michael Dugher.

    Lucy Powell has also been promoted to the shadow cabinet to take on responsibility for general election operations.

    Ms Powell told BBC Newsnight she was confident in getting Ed Miliband out talking to voters, and making sure the party was working "at its very best".

    "I am going to make sure we put out the very best of our talents and communicate the very strong message that we have got going into the next election and unblock the system so our operation is serving all of those fantastic candidates, our fantastic front bench and our leader," she said.

  • = Key Development Saturday 1st November
  • 09:34 Transcript: Buses are the lifelines of our cities, counties, towns and villages - Mary Creagh Transcripts

    Buses are the lifelines of our cities, counties, towns and villages - Mary Creagh Transcripts

    Bus blog by Mary Creagh MP Buses are the lifelines of our cities, counties, towns and villages. They reduce congestion, get people to work, help cities and towns to grow and keep communities alive. This Tory-led Government does not unde... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 30th October
  • 20:00 A Hitchhiker's Guide to the DfT The House Magazine

    20:00 | The House Magazine | PoliticsHome The House Magazine A Hitchhiker's Guide to the DfT

      Words: Paul Waugh Photos: Paul Heartfield      As a keen cyclist, Mary Creagh is used to the odd puncture. But on a train journey this year, she was surprised to find herself on the sharp end of a different kind of commuter... Continue to article

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Stories involving Mary Creagh

Miliband reshuffle: Creagh replaces Murphy

Ed Miliband has carried out a reshuffle of his shadow cabinet, in the wake of former shadow international development secretary Jim Murphy quitting his position to focus on his campaign to become leader of Scottish Labour.

Mr Murphy has been replaced as shadow international development secretary by transport spokeswoman Mary Creagh.

Ms Creagh is succeeded by Michael Dugher.

Lucy Powell has also been promoted to the shadow cabinet to take on responsibility for general election operations.

Ms Powell told BBC Newsnight she was confident in getting Ed Miliband out talking to voters, and making sure the party was working "at its very best".

"I am going to make sure we put out the very best of our talents and communicate the very strong message that we have got going into the next election and unblock the system so our operation is serving all of those fantastic candidates, our fantastic front bench and our leader," she said.


Cameron 'silent on climate change'

Mary Creagh has accused David Cameron of being “totally silent on climate change”. Writing for PoliticsHome, the Shadow Environment Secretary argues that the Coalition has “constructed a false divide between economic growth and environmental protection”, and says last week’s Autumn Statement included a series of further blows to the UK’s environmental credentials.


Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has come under fire for commenting that jobless parents ought to "recycle" their children's clothes, the Daily Mirror reports. Labour MP Mary Creagh said the comments were "out of touch, impractical and insulting."


War of words over drought

Labour have hit out at the Government's handling of UK water supplies, with Mary Creagh accusing Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman of being "reluctant to get a grip".

With the news today that there would be a hosepipe ban next month for much of the south-east of England, the shadow environment secretary said the Government should "back Labour’s proposals for new laws to help people struggling to pay their bills".

Ms Spelman earlier insisted the Government was doing all it could, and that the implementation of the ban was a preventative measure to thwart further "draconian measures".


2nd rebellion over coroner

The House of Commons has backed the scrapping of the role of chief coroner, despite a second Conservative backbench rebellion in two days.

A number of Tory backbenchers backed an amendment submitted to the Bill by Conservative MP Andrew Percy which would force ministers to appoint a chief coroner. The Government has refused to make the appointment on the grounds of cost, but backbenchers are concerned it will mean inquests into military deaths are delayed by months as the position was designed to ensure the system moved swiftly and military inquests are conducted by coroners with specialist training.

Shadow Cabinet Office Minister Michael Dugher earlier urged Ken Clarke to reconsider his plans. Mr Dugher told PoliticsHome: "David Cameron should show he is listening, show some leadership and rethink this bad decision. Bereaved families including those from the forces deserve better.

"Ministers are happy to wear poppies on their lapels at this time of remembrance. It is now time to show they mean it when they say they will support the armed forces and their families."

Labour MPs have also attacked a clause in the Bill which would abolish the Agricultural Wages Board, taking £9m "out of the rural high street". In an opinion piece for PoliticsHome, Shadow Environment Secretary Mary Creagh said this was an "unjustified attack on some of our lowest paid workers who do an essential job in one of our most dangerous industries".