Articles and speeches

Articles and speeches by Steve.

Steve Reed and Lucy Powell: Labour must focus on a post-Brexit plan

This article was originally published on The Huffington Post. — Many in Labour are struggling with the British people’s decision to leave the European Union. It’s not surprising, our attachment to the EU as a party is very strong and most of us felt the pain of the referendum defeat deeply. But that’s not how […]

Steve calls for racism and mental health inquiry

Croydon North MP Steve Reed has called for a public inquiry into institutional racism in the mental health services.  The Labour MP was speaking at the launch of the Labour Campaign for Mental Health in central London on Saturday 28th January. Steve spoke about the tragic death of Olaseni Lewis, a 21-year-old black man from […]

A grubby bid to reduce workers’ rights

This article originally appeared on ProgressOnline. — Yesterday parliament voted down a grubby Tory bid to reduce workers’ rights that used the recent Southern Rail strikes as a pretext. Chris Philp, Tory member of parliament for Croydon South, put forward a bill threatening to curtail strikes without a judge’s agreement. Removing employees’ right to withdraw their […]

Autumn Statement and equality debate

Steve Reed MP’s speech in a Commons debate on the Autumn Statement and equality: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Rotherham (Sarah Champion) on securing this important debate, and I am pleased that she referred in her excellent contribution to maternity and paternity leave, because I would like to focus on the plight […]

Steve’s Premature Birth Bill granted Second Reading

The House of Commons has backed Steve’s Ten Minute Rule Motion, which will allow him to introduce his Maternity and Paternity Leave (Premature Birth) Bill. The Bill aims to extend maternal and paternal for parents of premature babies. Second Reading of the Bill, where MPs will debate the full proposals, will be on 16 December. The campaign […]

Read Steve’s Times article on his Premature Birth Bill

This article was originally published by The Times. The government must listen to parents of premature babies Having a new baby is one of the most wonderful experiences in many people’s lives, but if that baby is born prematurely and spends its first few weeks inside an incubator fighting for its life the stress and […]

Steve’s appointment as Shadow Minister for Civil Society

Croydon North MP Steve Reed has been appointed Shadow Minister for Civil Society. He will take up the role in Tom Watson’s Shadow Culture, Media and Sport team and will shadow Government Minister Rob Wilson MP. The role covers the voluntary sector, co-operatives and mutuals, and youth policies including the National Citizen Service. Steve said: […]

Labour must show a vision of taking back control

This article was originally published on LabourList. — The Leave campaign’s most alluring slogan was “take back control”, an idea so emotionally compelling it won them millions of votes. But the Tories have no intention of giving people more control over anything. They’ve slashed funding for local services, talked of localism while centralising control of schools […]

Vote Remain to secure Croydon’s bright future

Steve Reed, Labour MP for Croydon North, has warned that leaving the European Union would see Croydon lose jobs and investment. Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday 15 June, Steve Reed said that the risk of a Leave vote meant that Croydon’s bright future has a big question mark hanging over it. But the Croydon North […]

Steve demands fair funding for Croydon’s schools

Steve Reed MP has met with Education Minister Sam Gyimah to demand fairer funding for schools in Croydon North. The Tory Government is changing the way schools are funded and there are real fears schools across London could lose out.  The Tories have already shown their disregard for fairness by announcing a ‘cuts relief grant’ […]

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