Imran Hussain MP

Labour MP for Bradford East

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Responding to the Government's Spring Budget 2017, Imran has said:

At the Budget the Chancellor could have rolled back the damaging policies of the last 7 years that have kept wages low, created unequal growth and forced unnecessary hardship onto the most vulnerable people in society, and he could have instead pushed policies that would have improved the lives and prospects of all, but he has done nothing but abandon the people who needed this Budget the most.

It presented a clear opportunity for the Government to correct some of the worst aspects of their Welfare Programme through completely lifting the two-child limit, restoring work allowances and lifting the Benefit Cap, all of which would stop thousands of children being plunged into poverty through no fault of their own, and the reluctance of the Government to help these families is nothing more than a mark of shame.

They have also failed the economy in the North, as rather than do more to redress the imbalance between North and South, the Northern Powerhouse was worryingly only explicitly mentioned once throughout the Budget Red Book, with no real announcements on transport infrastructure in the Yorkshire Region, and I am extremely concerned that the Government is shifting focus away from us and back towards natural Conservative territory in the South and Midlands.

Whilst I am glad that the Government have acknowledged at the Budget that there is a huge crisis in social care, it is a crisis of their own making, born out of their £4.6 billion cut to social care budgets in the last Parliament, and the £2 billion that they have allocated will only paper over the cracks, and not address the deep-rooted causes of this crisis.

The Government say they are the party on your side, but this budget shows that if you are down on your luck, they don’t want to know; if you or your family are struggling with social care, they’re not concerned; and if you want to better your prospects, they don’t have your back, so it is time that they address the real concerns that real people are facing, and stop pandering to the top 1% of the country.

Spring Budget 2017 Statement

Responding to the Government's Spring Budget 2017, Imran has said: At the Budget the Chancellor could have rolled back the damaging policies of the last 7 years that have kept...

Responding to Imran, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury has stated the Government wish for HMRC to retain all expertise after the move to a Regional Hub in Leeds.

Minister assures MPs that Government will retain jobs of Bradford-based HMRC staff

Responding to Imran, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury has stated the Government wish for HMRC to retain all expertise after the move to a Regional Hub in Leeds. Read more

Published in the Northern Powerhouse Strategy alongside the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, the Government have announced a £10m reduction in funding to the Northern Schools Strategy, raising concerns from Imran.

Imran expresses concern over Northern Schools Strategy funding

Published in the Northern Powerhouse Strategy alongside the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, the Government have announced a £10m reduction in funding to the Northern Schools Strategy, raising concerns from Imran. Read more

Imran has called for the Department for Education to abandon its national teacher census and replace it with a regional assessment of teacher needs, alongside allocating additional funding to recruit teachers in schools with a history of high teacher vacancies.

Teacher census and recruitment incentives need a drastic overhaul to be effective says MP

Imran has called for the Department for Education to abandon its national teacher census and replace it with a regional assessment of teacher needs, alongside allocating additional funding to recruit... Read more

Reacting to the Minister for Community Health and Care’s statement that changes to NHS dentistry contracts would not be rolled out until 2018, Imran has declared that the state of dentistry in Bradford means the city cannot wait.

‘Bradford needs changes to dentistry contract changes now, not in 2018’ says Imran

Reacting to the Minister for Community Health and Care’s statement that changes to NHS dentistry contracts would not be rolled out until 2018, Imran has declared that the state of... Read more

Speaking during questions in Parliament to Foreign Office Ministers, Imran urged the UK Government to condemn human rights abuses in Kashmir and support a referendum on Kashmir’s future.

Imran urges condemnation of human rights abuses and support for referendum on Kashmir’s future

Speaking during questions in Parliament to Foreign Office Ministers, Imran urged the UK Government to condemn human rights abuses in Kashmir and support a referendum on Kashmir’s future. Read more

Speaking in Parliament, Imran draws attention to the healthcare staff recruitment crisis within the NHS in Bradford and across the country which has led to an over-reliance on expensive temporary agency staff.

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‘Government must urgently act to tackle dangerous hospital staff shortages in Bradford’ says Imran

Speaking in Parliament, Imran draws attention to the healthcare staff recruitment crisis within the NHS in Bradford and across the country which has led to an over-reliance on expensive temporary... Read more

Imran has today highlighted concerns that new apprenticeship funding structures which have seen the removal of support for the most disadvantaged will severely limit the number of available apprenticeship places and hold back young people in the District.

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Imran condemns cruel Government attack on apprenticeships in Bradford

Imran has today highlighted concerns that new apprenticeship funding structures which have seen the removal of support for the most disadvantaged will severely limit the number of available apprenticeship places... Read more

Writing to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP following meeting with Bradford pharmacists, Imran has urged the Government to scrap their plans to introduce radical changes to pharmacy funding.

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MP calls for Government to permanently scrap plans to change pharmacy funding

Writing to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP following meeting with Bradford pharmacists, Imran has urged the Government to scrap their plans to introduce radical changes to pharmacy funding. Read more

Imran, an ambassador for Better Start Bradford, today called for further support for valuable programmes aimed at improving outcomes for primary school children.

Imran draws attention to poor Key Stage 2 results across district

Imran, an ambassador for Better Start Bradford, today called for further support for valuable programmes aimed at improving outcomes for primary school children. Read more

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