What has Lisa Nandy been up to today?
Lisa Nandy is MP for Wigan and a member of the Labour party.
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Labour MP for Wigan.Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities 🌈
We have a Government that doesn't care about levelling up or simply can't be bothered anymore. Either way, this is just not good enough. https://twitter.com/SophiaSleigh/status/1542812639306342401
Boris Johnson's £4.8 billion levelling up fund hit by 'farcical' delays
Everything this Transport Secretary touches falls apart.
And now too his flagship promise on buses.
From October in South #Yorkshire a third of services will be axed. This isn’t levelling-up, it’s managed decline.
Government funding cuts mean we’re set to lose 1 in 3 bus services in South Yorkshire. This is going to be devastating for our communities ... 🧵(1/17)
"The job of central government is to give councils the powers to be able to deliver".
Following her #LGAConf22 plenary, we caught up with @lisanandy on @UKLabour's vision for #LocalGov.
Michael Gove needs to act now to prevent a crisis in vital services like home care and bin collections.
Staff need proper pay. Councils need support to keep services running.
Only ministers can square the circle.
The country can’t afford a Grant Shapps tribute act 👇
"Nicola Sturgeon has some brass neck"
Labour's @lisanandy says the First Minister is putting the SNP before Scotland in her push for #Indyref2
Shadow levelling up secretary @lisanandy tells @KayBurley the government "forgot about the problems in our own neighbourhood" by planning defence strategy around China and not Russia.
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It goes on and on. Symptomatic of a Government giving up on levelling-up. https://twitter.com/AlexanderPHRose/status/1541806177167745030
I’m hearing lots of frustration from bidders for the Government’s £4.8bn Levelling Up Fund that the online application portal is still not ready.
The portal is now 28 days late. There are only 8 days until the Fund closes for bids.
The pressure is ratcheting up on Michael Gove.
What classic hometown nightclub would you like to see re-open? 👇
@LisaNandy outlines her idea to regenerate nightlife @MattChorley on #TimesRadio
Cleaners, carers, bin collectors and other council workers kept us going through the pandemic. Many are now using foodbanks because they can’t afford to feed their families.
They need and deserve a pay rise.
But councils are under huge pressure…
If this Government genuinely believed it was on target to end roughsleeping by 2024, why is Michael Gove attempting to bring back the Vagrancy Act of 1824 to re-criminalise it?
Lisa Nandy - "The last time we had strikes on this level, was under the Thatcher government in 1989, & where was he(Gove)? He was on a picket line."
We have soaring inflation, low growth, high taxes, and chaos wherever you look.
All because the government isn’t doing its job 👇
Under the Tories' inflation crisis, working people are facing the biggest pay cut in years.
They have every right to fight for a fair pay rise and decent conditions.
Working people must not pay the price for Tory failure. https://twitter.com/LouHaigh/status/1539250212472078337
Rail workers kept our country going during the pandemic.
They deserve fair pay and respect.
Grant Shapps should get around the table with them and resolve this dispute.
Our armed forces mean a lot to us in Wigan. It was a pleasure to thank them, our veterans and their families on this #ArmedForcesDay
The feeling in Wakefield in the last few weeks has been amazing.
People don’t just want to get rid of Boris Johnson.
They’re also enthusiastic about what the next Labour government can do for them and their communities 🌹
Congratulations to @simonlightwood!
The new Labour MP for Wakefield. 🌹
New celebrity guest joining the team. I mean @Lisa_JTweets not @lisanandy obviously. Another hour to vote for @simonlightwood! #VoteLabour
Getting out the vote for our brilliant candidate @simonlightwood with @SharonHodgsonMP and the Labour Team #VoteLabour #Wakefieldbyelection
They came with so little and gave so much. Watch @DavidLammy pay tribute to the Windrush generation on #WindrushDay.
The fight for justice continues.
The Windrush generation helped build Britain.
But the Tories' hostile environment left many homeless, jobless and without healthcare. Victims are still waiting for the justice and compensation they deserve.
Windrush descendent @DavidLammy tells their story. #WindrushDay
“Most will not be in a position to take up the new policy”
That’s the view of the PM’s housing plans from *checks notes* his own government.
If you ever needed proof that this tired government is out of ideas, this is it…
All day Tory Ministers have been touring TV studios attacking the rail workers they called “true heroes” during the pandemic.
The Welsh Labour Government treats them as partners not enemies and just look at the difference ⬇️
Wales has a different approach when it comes to industrial relations.
Our social partnership model brings people around the table to discuss rather than argue. It finds solutions rather than creating division.
For every electoral fraud conviction in the last 5 years, the Tories are now shelling out over £380k.
Not only will ID requirements make it harder for people to exercise their democratic rights, it’s also costing us millions 💷
This tells you everything you need to know about this Tory Government.
Exclusive: No.10 plans to ease restrictions on City bosses' pay - while preaching 'wage restraint' to everyone else.
This is a catastrophic failure of leadership by @GrantShapps.
Today I told him, once again, to get around the table and do his job.
We need to smash up a century of centralisation to build an economy that works.
It was fantastic to join some of the most inspiring people in our movement today @LGA_Labour conference. They’re a constant reminder of how much ambition there is in every part of Britain #LabLocal22
Fantastic to hear @lisanandy set the hall on 🔥 at #LabLocal22 as she talks about ‘smashing up’ the centralised government of the UK & putting powers & funding back where they should be with local people, places & communities. She received a well-deserved standing ovation! 👏👏
There’s chaos at airports ✈️
Chaos at ports ⛴
And chaos on the railways 🚂
Why? Because the government is not doing its job.
It’s pretty rich of Grant Shapps to be touring the TV studios this morning when he hasn’t lifted a finger for months.
The government needs to do its job, get round the table and resolve this
'We have a Tory government that has effectively been on strike for the last 6 months.'
Shadow Levelling-up Secretary @lisanandy says the government has left rail workers in an 'impossible position' ahead of a series of strikes next week.
@TomSwarbrick1 | #SwarbrickonSunday
The Transport Secretary has got some brass neck to be touring the TV studios blaming everyone else for travel chaos 🚂🚌✈️
The problem this country faces isn’t militant workers, it’s a militant government
"They're the only people who can resolve this and yet they're not prepared to do it".
Labour's @LisaNandy says she "does not want" railway strikes to go ahead next week and urges the government to 'get round the table' and "resolve this".
"Railways are fast becoming no-go areas"
Labour's @LisaNandy says railways have become increasingly unsafe for those with 'disabilities, elderly and women', adding that any potential cuts to the industry would "harm" both workers and the public
Incredible to see thousands of people on the streets of London fighting for a new deal for working people.
Workers didn’t cause the cost of living crisis. They shouldn’t have to pay for it.
.@grantshapps only likes workers rights in theory
British people showed amazing generosity in stepping up to help Ukrainians. But because ministers were more interested in grandstanding on TV than in doing their jobs, hundreds are now homeless.
It’s utterly shameful. We need to see a plan to fix this now https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/16/hundreds-of-ukrainian-refugees-left-homeless-in-england-data-shows?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
This is the difference Labour makes in power 👇🌹
Taking action now to help people and families with the cost of living.
Well done @AndyBurnhamGM 👏
Towns and cities across the country have been forced to accept rising fares and cuts to routes for too long.
Labour are changing that.
Six years ago our colleague and friend, Jo Cox, was murdered.
In Jo’s memory we continue to look ahead with a belief that the world she believed in so passionately remains within our grasp.
“We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us.”
The Conservatives first promised to do this three years ago.
They promised 'Renters' Reforms' in the 2021 Queen's Speech, yet failed to deliver.
Struggling renters need emergency legislation to protect them not a White Paper and further consultation. https://twitter.com/BBCNews/status/1537222934460350464
Renting: No-fault evictions to be banned in England https://bbc.in/3zGmVc5
This is absolutely disgraceful. 33 years on, the lies that were deliberately told about Liverpool fans at Hillsborough are still causing so much pain, damage and harm.
Truly shocking: French police ‘intelligence’ on Liverpool fans before Paris final linked Hillsborough with hooliganism, leading to riot police being deployed in force. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/jun/15/outrage-as-french-report-of-policing-links-hillsborough-with-hooliganism?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
"Labour will stop this policy. We will campaign to stop it now"
Shadow immigration minister Stephen Kinnock says Rwanda asylum plan is "unworkable, it is profoundly wrong and it is extortionately expensive"
This moving tribute to the 72 people who lost their lives at #Grenfell captures the power of yesterday’s silent march. Banners everywhere called for justice and for change. It was a privilege to be part of it 💚
A privilege to be at Grenfell yesterday with my colleague @MatthewYoung7. Five years on, the strength, resilience and kindness of the survivors, bereaved and whole community, continues to floor me.
So many people up and down the country do extraordinary work every day to deliver great public services.
Delighted to be recognising some of them as part of @unisontheunion’s Local Service Champions campaign.
Congratulations to all the award winners!
UNISON’s Local Service Champions campaign celebrates and defends local government workers for the everyday heroes they are. Lisa Nandy is backing us -will you? #Localservicechampions
It has been five years since 72 people were killed by a fire at Grenfell Tower.
The appalling tragedy is evidence of the unequal society we live in under this Tory government.
Today we remember the victims and demand action to ensure a similar tragedy can never happen again.
The @Conservatives have:
✂️ Slashed services and demanded deep cuts to our railways.
⚠️ Risked safety with cuts to safety-critical staff
❌️ Poured fuel on the fire, rather than finding a deal.
Have they forgotten they're the ones actually meant to be running the country? https://twitter.com/OliverDowden/status/1536370613090238464
Families are facing global cost of living pressures. Labour's response? Backing national rail strikes.
Sign the petition: https://action.conservatives.com/stop-the-strikes/
Britain’s economy has ground to a halt.
But Rishi Sunak thinks sticking plasters will fix it.
Only Labour has a plan to make our economy stronger – giving families, businesses, the energy sector and our supply chains the security they need.
This is what the Tories really think of us in the North and the Midlands. They turn up looking for votes but then when the cameras stop rolling, nothing but contempt for our towns and cities.
What an absolute shower.
They tell us they’re levelling up the country but this is what they truly think. They can’t even tell the difference between “Blackpool or Birmingham or somewhere godawful”.
Clueless and offensive.
Big congratulations to @CllrShaunDavies 👏👏
He’ll be a great champion for Labour councillors and councils around the country 🌹
Look forward to working together!
Congratulations to Cllr Shaun Davies @CllrShaunDavies (Leader, Telford and Wrekin) who has today been elected as the new leader of the @LGA_Labour group, after receiving 96% of the vote of Labour groups in England and Wales.
The appalling disaster at Grenfell exposed the deep inequalities in our society.
Five years on, now has to be the time when we stand together and take action to ensure a similar tragedy can never happen again 💚