Pat McFadden is MP for Wolverhampton South East

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Pat McFadden is MP for Wolverhampton South East and a member of the Labour party.

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Fantastic to have the Commonwealth Games cycling time trials in Wolverhampton today. Great turnout to support the riders. Thank you to everyone who made this happen. ⁦@birminghamcg22⁩

Interest rates up. Inflation expectations up. Recession predicted by Bank of England. Key thing is to help people through this crisis, especially with the energy bills which are the biggest drivers of inflation.

BBC News (UK) @BBCNews

Bank of England warns the UK will fall into recession this year

https://bbc.in/3vEZtcy

On the doorstep in Springvale ward this morning with our cost of living survey. Huge concern among local people about rocketing energy bills, with further rises to come.

Compare and contrast:

While the Tories' investment allowance hands back billions to oil and gas producers, they refuse to act as the cost of living crisis grows.

Only Labour can build a stronger, fairer economy and tackle the cost of living crisis.

There is no task more central to Labour's ambitions for Britain than making our country and its people better off.

That is why we will fight the next election on economic growth.

Being selected as Labour’s Candidate for South Swindon means the world to me - thank you @LabSouthSwindon. Am determined to build a winning team here and to make a real difference to my home town. Sign up to be part of our campaign: http://www.heidialexander.org.uk/support

Bilston’s newest bike shop is open! New bikes, repairs, servicing and conversion to electric. It’s all here. Welcome to ⁦@wardyscycles⁩ who recently moved from Darlaston. They’re just behind the Robin 2.

Congratulations to Wolverhampton’s own Matt Hudson Smith on a fantastic medal winning run at the World Athletics Championships. What an amazing achievement! Commonwealth Games to come.

BBC Sport @BBCSport

What a moment for Matt Hudson-Smith! 🙌

#WorldAthleticsChamps #BBCAthletics

An EXTRA £7.5bn. Of your money. Revealed by Government Ministers just as Parliament breaks for recess. On top of the billions lost to fraud and waste. Brexit: UK's divorce bill from EU could rise to £42.5bn https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-62263972

FIXTURES 2022-2023

We kick off our season in just over two weeks with two home games against Shawbury United and Ingles before hitting the road to Heath Hayes.

The anticipation is building now...!

Well, that’s it. The last drop off at primary school ever for my daughter. Between her and her brother ten years of walking up the hill, the hug at the gate, the wave goodbye. A new chapter now.

The Chief Secretary has just admitted on @BBCr4today that he believes the National Insurance rise imposed by his own department is wrong. How do Tory Ministers expect anyone to believe what they say?

NEW: Inflation at 9.4% - causing yet more worry for families and pensioners.

Rather than fantasy economics, we need a real plan for a stronger, more secure economy.

Only a Labour government will build the high wage, high growth, and stable inflation economy we need. https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1549635764866191362

Sky News @SkyNews

Inflation hits fresh 40-year high of 9.4% as cost of living crisis mounts http://news.sky.com/story/inflation-hits-fresh-40-year-high-of-94-as-cost-of-living-crisis-mounts-12655027

Boris Johnson says he has no idea why Labour wants to debate a confidence motion in the government.

Speaker Lindsay Hoyle points out to the PM that the government tabled the motion.

So appropriate that @BorisJohnson’s last @HouseofCommons speech starts with the Speaker interrupting to tell him he just misled the House.

He’s ending just as he started and acted every day in between - untruthfully.

Today I have written to the Chancellor to pose a number of key questions about his financial affairs. It is important that there is full clarity on these issues.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jul/18/labour-challenges-nadhim-zahawi-over-tax-and-26m-business-loan

I asked the Government 7 times if Boris Johnson met with Alexander Lebedev. 4 times at the despatch box, I was fobbed off by;
- Home Secretary
- Security Minister x 2
- Minister for the Cabinet Office

🎥 As a former Bank of England economist, I know what it’ll take to get Britain back on track.

Labour are the only party that can build the stronger, more secure economy we need.

Delivering recycled computers to SWB Academy in Bilston. Teachers say there is still a big demand for more equipment to help children work and learn digitally. Thank you to ⁦@CollinsAero⁩ ⁦@learnplaytweets⁩ ⁦@Wolves⁩ @WolvesTechAid.

Britain doesn’t need another Prime Minister incapable of being straight with the British public. But the Tory wannabes all lined up to offer billions of pounds of unfunded tax cuts without saying whether the money would come from more borrowing or more cuts to public services.

Great to visit ⁦@IGNITEHubWolves⁩ today - an exciting new shared workspace where you can work, get advice and help your business grow. Good new addition to the city and I hope it’s a big success. ⁦@WolvesCouncil⁩

In the middle of everything else going on last week, Boris Johnson told MPs he met Russian oligarch and ex-KGB officer Alexander Lebedev without officials present. If you've not followed this story in detail, we've pulled the different strands together.

Responsible management of our public finances is crucial for building the strong foundations we need to reboot our economy.

This afternoon @resfoundation, I'll talk about Labour's strong fiscal rules and how we will get our economy growing.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jul/12/labour-to-pledge-ironclad-discipline-with-public-finances

Finally, shadow chief secretary to the Treasury @patmcfaddenmp writes that “the Conservative Party is suffering from long Boris”.

He sets out Labour's plan for growth.✍️

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tory-tax-pledges-trivialise-our-economic-challenges-jgbn3xzgb

Labour's @patmcfaddenmp describes the Tory leadership contest as "superficial", and warns the UK's 'biggest problem is a lack of long-term economic growth'.

https://trib.al/dwvcRFT #KayBurley

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The Tory debate is too small for the long term economic growth challenges the UK faces. It’s going to take a lot more than unfunded tax pledges to forge a better future for the country. Article for Times Red Box today.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/40a0e9d2-0208-11ed-aa15-45d37b45dc0d?shareToken=49495c0d4f82b679401a899f12eeb7fa

Britain needs a fresh start.

Bring on a general election.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/bring-on-keir-starmer-challenges-27440306#source=breaking-news

Lebedev is an ex-KGB agent. Known close links to the Kremlin. Investments in Crimea. Sanctioned by Canada.

Boris Johnson now admits he met him without officials or security as Foreign Secretary.

@YvetteCooperMP and I have written to the Minister to demand immediate action. 1/3

A lovely morning celebrating Eid in the Park in Wolverhampton. Thank you to all the organisers and everyone who attended. Eid Mubarak #EidAlAdha

So great to have ⁦@revolverworld⁩ Co-operative in the Wolverhampton South East constituency. Happy to be at the AGM to thank them for supporting so many community events and wish them every success in the future.

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