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News from Jim McGovern MP


 

  • Kevin Keenan

     Proposed changes to Committee are no more than a tick box exercise

    " I hope that consensus can be reached on how matters are taken forward as the Scrutiny Committee look for continuous improvement (hoping that there is never any need for a formal vote to be taken) and that we collectively act in the best interests of this City. "

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  • Laurie Bidwell  

     

    Shortage of Supply Teachers in Dundee

     

     "The shortage of supply teachers in Dundee is putting additional pressure on our schools to cover classes when colleagues are absent.The current supply shortage is a result of a very unfortunate combination of factors which have served both to increase the demand for 'supply teachers' and and at the same time restrict the supply. "  

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  •            Marlyn Glen


    News from Jenny Marra MSP 



    • Marlyn Glen : Women and the US Midterms    

      " Unsurprisingly, the Democrats are the preferred party of political choice amongst women, and demographic trends are proving unfavourable to the Republicans . But however good long term prospects may appear, this election could result in the Republicans advancing their “War on Women” across more states. "

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    • Richard McCready 

       

      Mills Observatory

       " I think that Dundee is lucky to have a facility like the Mills and that we should be looking for ways to secure its future and ensure that people from Dundee and beyond get the chance to visit this unique museum. "

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               Lesley Brennan


    News from Lesley Brennan 



    • Brian Gordon: The Energy Price Freeze Promise   

      " Labour intends to make the energy market work in the interests of working people and put a stop to them paying too much as they have done  under this Tory Government.

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    • Georgia Cruickshank 

       

      Ed Miliband's Energy Plan

       "Ed Miliband is taking the side of families, pensioners and businesses against these companies which enjoyed billions of pounds of profit together last year. "/font>

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               Dundee East Labour


     

     

    Ed Miliband

    “If we win the election in 2015 the next Labour government will freeze gas and electricity prices until the start of 2017. Your bills will not rise. It will benefit millions of families and millions of businesses. That’s what I mean by a government that fights for you. That’s what I mean when I say Britain can do better than this. Now the companies aren’t going to like this because it will cost them more but they have been overcharging people for too long because of a market that doesn’t work. It’s time to reset the market. So we will pass legislation in our first year in office to do that, and have a regulator that will genuinely be on the customers’ side but also enable the investment we need. That’s how Britain will do better than this.