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Jess Phillips speaks to the media outside the BBC Broadcasting House in central London after appearing on The Andrew Marr Show on 05 January, 2020 in London, England. Jess Phillips declared her candidacy in the race for Labour Party leadership which is due to begin next week. (Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Jess Phillips calls for suspension of Tory MP arrested on suspicion of rape

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DSS letting ban.
Life

A renting ban that disproportionately affects women has now been found unlawful

It has led to mothers and their children being homeless.

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Hollie Richardson
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Renting
Life

What the mini-budget really means for renters in the UK

Rishi Sunak’s summer statement is being criticised by housing charities.

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Hollie Richardson
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Boris Johnson
Opinion

Boris Johnson just took responsibility for the care home crisis – so what will he do about it?

“I take full responsibility for what has happened.”

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Hollie Richardson
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two women
Long Reads

How the domestic abuse bill fails migrant women – and what you can do to help

The current bill ignores migrant women – a glaring omission at a time when the UK’s racial inequalities are being laid bare.

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Moya Crockett
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The ‘rough sex’ defence put dead women on trial – banning it is a feminist victory

The government has published an amendment that will ban the ‘sex game gone wrong’ defence from courts in England and Wales. Here’s why that matters.

Care workers
Life

MPs just debated a petition to give health and social care workers a pay rise

But it's led to some frustration on Twitter.

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Hollie Richardson
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Four day work week
Careers

Is the four-day working week about to become a reality?

MPs are urging the government to review the way we work.

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Hollie Richardson
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Student nurses
Long Reads

“I’m a final year student nurse – Covid-19 is just the tip of the iceberg”

One student nurse explains the realities to Stylist.

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Hannah Coles
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Rupa Huq
Life

MPs just voted overwhelmingly in favour of banning protests outside abortion clinics

MP Rupa Huq tells Stylist why she introduced a bill that would create buffer zones around all abortion clinics in England and Wales.

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Moya Crockett
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Set of headphones and laptop computer lying on unmade bed during Corona virus crisis. - stock photo
Life

“Am I the only one who feels more isolated now that lockdown is lifting?”

Is anyone else feeling incredibly bored and lonely right now?

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Kayleigh Dray
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Marcus Rashford free school dinners
Opinion

Can Marcus Rashford’s campaign break the stigma around money and poverty shame?

Free school meals only scratch the surface of a much bigger issue.

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Hollie Richardson
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Hollie Richardson
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A new “no-fault” divorce bill is working its way through parliament: here’s what it means

It has the potential to make proceedings fairer and cheaper.

Stella Creasy
People

Stella Creasy debates Northern Ireland abortion laws in parliament while holding her baby

The Labour MP asked the government what it plans to do about abortion services in Northern Ireland.

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Hollie Richardson
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Blackout Tuesday: write to your MP.
Life

Posted a black square? Write to your MP next – here’s how

Here are the demands we should make to our local MP.

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Hollie Richardson
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Kizzy Gardiner
People

“I was the UK’s first maternity cover MP. Here are 6 things the experience taught me”

Kizzy Gardiner made history when she was hired to stand in for an MP who was on maternity leave. Here's what she learned from her time in office.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

The Equal Pay Act is 50 years old – so why are women still not being paid fairly?

The landmark legislation is celebrating its 50th birthday – but women are still losing out.

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Anna Fielding
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Immigration bill: clap for carers is hypcritical
Life

Caroline Nokes should not have to apologise for asking Boris Johnson these questions

She challenged him on the lack of female voices being heard in the pandemic.

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Hollie Richardson
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Dominic Cummings
Life

Dominic Cummings is using a loophole designed to protect domestic abuse victims

Jess Phillips has pointed out that the loophole was not devised with childcare in mind – and Cummings, as one of the people behind the rules, should know that.

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Moya Crockett
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Anna Brech
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How JK Rowling got involved in the row over Dominic Cummings

The Harry Potter author responded to a rogue tweet from the Civil Service.

People

This is exactly how angry Twitter is with the “gaslighting” govt response to Dominic Cummings

Fury and disbelief as Boris Johnson issues a full defence of his aide who travelled under lockdown.

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Anna Brech
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