Debbie Abrahams MP

Debbie Abrahams is the Member of Parliament for Oldham East and Saddleworth and Shadow Minister for Disabled People.

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Labour will transform our social security system

Debbie Abrahams MP

Over the last seven years disabled people have borne the brunt of the cuts inflicted on them by the Conservative government and the coalition before them. These cuts have had a detrimental effect on the lives of disabled people, cutting living standards and undermining their access to education, social care and to justice. Disabled people…

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A ticking time bomb

Debbie Abrahams MP

Earlier this year, during one of my regular door knocks, I called at a house and the door was opened by an elderly woman in her late 70s. She was dishevelled, distressed and clearly confused. She had an empty bubble wrap pack of medication in her hands and she said to me “I don’t know…