Big Issues Archive

GCSE Results 2017

Medway Labour Group congratulates GCSE pupils on their achievements today against a difficult and unsettling backdrop of upheaval and confusion in the exam system. Cllr Adam Price, Medway Labour Spokesman for Children and Young People, said: ‘This year’s GCSE candidates faced particular challenges, but have risen to them. ‘From interference in the way exams are […]

A-Level Results 2017

Medway Labour congratulates students in Medway on their A-level achievements. Through their educational journey this particular group of candidates has been subject to swingeing budget cuts and interference in the exams system by successive Tory Education Secretaries. It is testament to the resilience of our young people that they continue to excel in spite of […]

Rail Fare Sting

  People in Medway are facing the biggest fares rise in five years after the release of July’s inflation figures, which are used to set fares for the following year. With the retail prices index running at 3.6%, but wage inflation stuck, it is another real-terms pay cut for workers who commute by rail. Research […]

Standing up for Sure Start

Medway Labour Group to call in Cabinet decision on Sure Start cuts The Tory Cabinet has today approved a new cuts plan for Sure Start centres which will see six centres shut completely* and nine reduced to operating as ‘wellbeing centres’. Medway Labour Group will call in this decision, since there has been no opportunity […]

Tories target Medway motorists

This week it emerged that councils across the country are raking in GBP 1.5billion from parking. This figure for 2015-16 takes into account profit from permit schemes,?on-street parking, car parks and fines. The figures compiled by the RAC Foundation rank 353 local authorities in order of how much they make from motorists, with Tory-run Westminster […]

Response to G4S Allegations

COUNCILLOR Adam Price, Medway Labour Group’s Spokesperson for Children and Young People’s Services, responding to today’s allegations regarding G4S at Medway Secure Training Centre

Jarrett must do more to support Refugees

WITH the news that Medway Council Leader, Councillor Alan Jarrett, has today revealed that Medway will not be taking in any Syrian refugees Medway Labour group is calling on him to take a more proactive role in providing assistance.