In the recent Queen's Speech, the Government formally announced their plans to introduce mandatory Voter ID at the next election. This policy requires voters to present photo ID to vote at polling stations in future elections.

Labour have called on the Government to urgently rethink the policy, raising concerns that the policy will reverse decades of democratic progress and threaten to bar millions of people from exercising their democratic right to vote.

New research has highlighted that changes to free TV licences to over-75s will cost local pensioners hundreds of thousands of pounds a year combined – money which will go straight to the Treasury's coffers.

This comes as the BBC's consultation on the future of free TV Licences for over-75s closed last week.

Millions of older people across the country could lose their TV licence in 2020 despite the government's 2017 Manifesto promise to protect free TV licences until 2022.

Jon Cruddas MP - Love and Work

Today Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham & Rainham and Coordinator of Labour's Policy Review gave a speech to The Relationships Alliance. The speech was titled: Love and Work. The full transcript can be read by clicking HERE

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Jon Cruddas MP has urged MPs from all parties to back Labour's attempt to scrap the Bedroom Tax by Christmas. Labour has forced a debate and vote in parliament taking place today (Wednesday 17th December) on the Bedroom Tax.

Jon Cruddas MP is in full support of the vote and will be present at the House today to cast his vote.

Changing Britain Together

The Labour Party has recently released a pre-manifesto policy document, and is calling for Labour Party supporters, members and activists to contribute via the website on five key subjects.

You can contribute to the discussion 'Changing Britain Together' here: http://www.labour.org.uk/pages/changing-britain-together

You can read the pre-manifesto policy document by clicking HERE

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Today Jon Cruddas delivered a speech to the Institute of Government titled: Building a Digital State for Innovation and Democracy. The full transcript of Jon's speech can be found by clicking HERE

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People feel shut out of government and shut out of politics. Those who make decisions on behalf of others are too often unaccountable. Jon Cruddas MP is currently coordinating Labour's policy review which hopes to change how our country is governed.

To find out what that really means follow this link: One Nation: Labour's Political Renewal

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Jon Cruddas delivered a speech to the Acevo Conference today 07.05.2014

The full transcript of the speech entitled: Power and Belonging can be read by clicking here:

Power and Belonging - Jon Cruddas MP

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