Seema Malhotra MP

Labour and Cooperative Member of Parliament for Feltham and Heston

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On Tuesday, to celebrate Postal Workers Day, Seema Malhotra MP joined Gill Furniss MP, the Shadow Postal Affairs Minister, in thanking local posties for their hard work and dedication in collecting, sorting and delivering post during the busiest period of the year.

Seema said "Under the Tories, our Posties have faced worsening pay and conditions. Over the past four years the Post Office has been implementing a series of significant cost-cutting measures with closures, franchising, job losses and cuts to staff terms and conditions.

Meanwhile, there is an ongoing dispute going on between the Royal Mail and CWU Postal Workers who are fighting for better pay and conditions. Indeed, since privatization of the Royal Mail in 2013, 12,000 jobs have been lost, a fifth of its mail centres have closed and over 50 of its delivery offices have shut with more due to follow. Meanwhile, they have paid some £700 million in dividend to its private shareholders.

Labour will always back our posties. We will halt the managed decline overseen by the Tories and stop the cuts of our Post Offices in our towns and cities. We will also renationalise the Royal Mail, which was sold at below market price by the Tories in 2013, so that profits are put back into the business again to the benefit of workers and consumers, not private shareholders."

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Seema Malhotra MP Backing Postal Workers

  On Tuesday, to celebrate Postal Workers Day, Seema Malhotra MP joined Gill Furniss MP, the Shadow Postal Affairs Minister, in thanking local posties for their hard work and dedication...

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On Saturday, Seema Malhotra MP visited the Open Day at Hanworth Park House alongside other local people to see it for herself.  

Hanworth Park House is an historic site in the southern part of Feltham and Heston.  You can learn more about Hanworth Park House and the surrounding area here.  

Seema Malhotra MP at Hanworth Park House Open Day

  On Saturday, Seema Malhotra MP visited the Open Day at Hanworth Park House alongside other local people to see it for herself.  

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Seema Malhotra questioned the Rt Hon David Davis, Secretary of State for the Department for Exiting the EU, today in an urgent sitting of the select committee for Exiting the EU, over why there has been no work on sectoral assessments of the impact of Brexit on the economy.  

 

“David Davis has admitted the Government have not conducted a single assessment on the impact of leaving the European Union to our economy. For a year he’s been saying the work is underway. Then he said the reports were completed. Then he said they couldn’t be shared. Now he says not just that the reports don’t exist but that the work hasn’t yet started. We are through the looking glass.

“This Government are the blind leading the blind, making policy decisions without facts or evidence. This is the most important change for our country for generations and people need confidence that the Government is prepared. Instead it appears they are taking the biggest gamble with our economy and risking the prosperity of businesses and families across the country.

"Parliament and the public need clarity and complete honesty from ministers. Brexit is too important to be dealt with in this way. If the Government has genuinely not done assessments of the impact of leaving the Single Market and Customs Union or the impact of no deal on the economy, it is an utter dereliction of duty.”

“When asked about impact assessments on 25th October the Secretary of State told the Brexit Committee that they existed “in excruciating detail”. Today he said they didn’t exist at all and had never existed. He also said no assessment had been made by the Government before Ministers decided to leave the EU’s customs union. Moreover he said that he didn’t believe in forecasts because they were always wrong. What is emerging is an ideological stance on the part of leading Brexiteers which is so fearful and distrustful of economic assessment that winging it has become a point of principle. It is extraordinary to take such a reckless and cavalier approach to the most important issue facing the country in decades.”

Davis guilty of dereliction of duty over impact assessments

         Seema Malhotra questioned the Rt Hon David Davis, Secretary of State for the Department for Exiting the EU, today in an urgent sitting of the select committee for Exiting...


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