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This website was created whilst I was the elected MP for Blackburn.

 

As of 1 minute past midnight on Wednesday the 3rd of May, Parliament will officially be dissolved and I will cease to be an MP. I am standing again, but from that time I will not be an MP - I will be a candidate in the upcoming election.

 

This website will continue to function during the election campaign in Blackburn, however it will not be updated.

 

Dissolution statement

This website was created whilst I was the elected MP for Blackburn.   As of 1 minute past midnight on Wednesday the 3rd of May, Parliament will officially be dissolved...

This week in Parliament, Kate has been representing Blackburn in Parliament, championing constituents inside and outside of the debate chamber. Events in Westminster have been in the headlines, and Kate and the Labour Party have been standing up for ordinary people.

After the Easter recess, Parliament was getting ready for the expected programme of legislation and debates. I was looking forward to holding the government to account, both as your MP and in my role as a shadow minister.

A lot has been written about the reasons for calling this election, and I voted for the motion to allow it. I look forward to standing on my record in Parliament and advocating for policies that will benefit everyone in Blackburn and in Britain.

However I do not believe it is an election we needed. MPs are elected to serve their constituents, to scrutinise legislation and to represent them. Less than two years after the last general election, the Tories have decided to force the country to go the polls again. It is an irresponsible move, driven by purely political calculations, and aimed to cynically divide the country and communities.

I was able to ask a question in the House on Thursday – I asked the Chancellor about the so-called fairer funding formula. Schools in Blackburn are forecast to lose huge amounts of money, some over £800 per pupil. You can look up individual schools here http://www.schoolcuts.org.uk/

You can watch the exchange here: https://goo.gl/S94YmL

Once Parliament is dissolved, I will no longer be releasing these weekly updates as I will be out campaigning for every vote.

Are you a constituent experiencing difficulty or do you have a cause you wish to raise? You can email kate.hollern@parliament.uk, call 01254690120 or write to Kate Hollern, Richmond Chambers, Richmond Terrace, Blackburn, BB1 7AS

Week in review April 17th - 21st

This week in Parliament, Kate has been representing Blackburn in Parliament, championing constituents inside and outside of the debate chamber. Events in Westminster have been in the headlines, and Kate...

In response to the announcement of the Prime Minister's intention to call a General Election on the 8th of June, Blackburn MP Kate Hollern said:

‘I can confirm that I will be seeking the nomination to stand again as the Labour candidate for Blackburn on the 8th of June. I look forward to standing on my record as MP for Blackburn. Representing Blackburn in Westminster has been one of the greatest honours of my life.’

 

‘Constituents know the pain that the Conservatives inflict on communities like Blackburn. Cuts to local government and our schools, crises in our NHS and social care. I look forward to making a positive case for investment in jobs, infrastructure and education in the weeks to come’

Statement in response to General Election Announcement

In response to the announcement of the Prime Minister's intention to call a General Election on the 8th of June, Blackburn MP Kate Hollern said:


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