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Jewish students ‘disappointed’ with MP

Jewish students have described feeling upset after MP Clive Lewis came out in support of a Labour party activist investigated for anti-Semitic remarks. Mr Lewis, who represents the Norwich South constituency, submitted character statements in support of Marc Wadsworth, who has since been expelled from the party. The Labour activist was suspended in 2016 after…

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Deselection, deselection, deselection

Recently, the Labour Party’s governing body, the National Executive Committee (NEC) has elected 3 new members. In those elections, the more left-wing, momentum backed candidates won all 3 places, by quite a large margin over the other candidates. This is important in many ways, but currently the most talked about issue is that the victors…

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Clive Lewis returns to Labour frontbench

MP for Norwich South Clive Lewis returned to the opposition frontbench last week as Jeremy Corbyn matched the Prime Minister and reshuffled some of his Shadow Cabinet. Lewis, who resigned as Shadow Business Secretary last February was an important ally of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the early months of the latter’s leadership. Seen by…

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Clive Lewis signs letter for action over ‘Muslim Problem’ article

Norwich South representative Clive Lewis has co-signed a letter by MPs opposing descriptions of British Muslims published in The Sun. The newspaper published a column in which Islam was described as “the common denominator” in sexual assault and other crimes. The column, written by former political editor Trevor Kavanagh, received criticism from politicians and the…

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Jodie Bailey zeros in on zero hours

The statistics from the TUC and the ONS are worrying to say the least. Last year the number of people relying on zero-hour contracts for their main source of income increased by 13 percent. Approximately 905,000 people depend on these insecure contracts, and out of these people, most of them are young, female or from…

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Interview: Clive Lewis

Concrete spoke to Clive Lewis, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Norwich South  to discuss his policies and personal stances, two days before the general election vote on 8 June. Mr Lewis was elected to represent Norwich South in 2015. He is running against James Wright (Liberal Democrat), Lana Hempsall (Conservative), and Richard Bearman (Green) in this…

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