Frank Field has been Labour MP for Birkenhead since 1979. From 1997 to 1998 he was Minister for Welfare Reform

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29 November 2012
Seventy years of welfare.
11 November 2010
Next year is the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. This landmark of the most loved book...
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20 August 2009
Hurrah for Harriet
13 August 2009
Security today
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17 April 2009
My bones ached as the McBride saga unfolded. There is one fundamental difference between being in government and...
18 October 2007
The Government’s open door policy on immigration has led to an unprecedented level of new arrivals. Over the last three...
31 October 2005
Lynne Truss has written a personal manifesto for our times. Talk to the Hand is about the rudeness that increasingly...
15 December 2003
The moment I realised politics had changed for the worse is indelibly etched on my memory. I hold my surgeries at...
25 September 2000
Practically every pensioner in the country will be reading Gordon Brown's lips when he addresses the Labour Party...
16 August 1999
It is now clear that new Labour can win elections without the poor. To put it another way, the reality of 21st-century...
27 November 1998
The welfare reform bill heralded in the Queen's Speech this week is likely to prove a watershed in the life of the...