Simon Danczuk is MP for Rochdale.
I was called “heartless” for urging police to refer beggars to support services. But funding drug habits to salve a liberal conscience is the truly cruel approach.
A perfect storm of events offers a path to relevance for Labour if it can provide answers to job insecurity, automation and a looming Brexit skills crisis.
A genuine working-class challenge will force Labour to reconnect with its historic purpose, argues MP for Rochdale Simon Danczuk.
British MPs ignore Bangladesh at their peril.
The Rochdale MP recalls being at the eye of a media storm, and calls on the Culture Secretary – also in the news for his association with a dominatrix – for press reforms.
Hospitals are no longer safe places for their staff, warns Simon Danczuk.
The Labour MP Simon Danczuk, who himself has a northern accent, finds leadership candidate Andy Burnham's call for more regional accents in the shadow cabinet patronising.
So I’m backing Liz for leader because I think she is brave and because I think she is right. But most of all I am backing Liz because I think she can win.
Some politicians are finally beginning to realise that they can't bury these scandals under the carpet. But real action is needed, and fast.
Politics without blind tribal dogma? I’ll drink to that.