A bit about me - Jared O'Mara

I’m a 35 year old Sheffielder and I work as an Event Organiser – prior to that, I worked as Press, Parliamentary and Campaigns Officer for a national disability rights charity.  I have a 1st class honours degree from Staffordshire University in Journalism having studied for A Levels at Tapton Sixth Form.

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Why I'm Standing - Jared O'Mara

I’m standing for Labour because I want to see a stronger local and national economy that we can all benefit from. Both Public Sector and Private Sector wages for everyone but the super rich have been held down by Tory austerity. Britain needs a pay rise. Sheffield Hallam needs a pay rise.

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Sheffield Disability Campaigner Is Hallam Labour Candidate

Hallam Constituency Labour Party are pleased to announce that Sheffield disability campaigner Jared O'Mara will be our candidate in the General Election.

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Devolution Open Meeting

Fulwood Labour are hosting an Open Meeting on the theme 'Devolution: What's the deal for Sheffield?' at the Hallam FC clubhouse at 19.30 on 26th April 2017. 

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Councillors take to the streets for roving surgery

A new form of roving 'Street Surgeries' are being pioneered by Crookes councillors Craig Gamble Pugh and Anne Murphy, as part of efforts to reach out and understand local concerns.

"We want people to be able to bring issues and problems to our attention, and be as accessible as possible," said Craig, "so we will be out and about on the streets of Crookes and Crosspool listening to and helping local people." At a recent event, Craig was joined by local campaigners, knocked on several hundred doors and spoke to dozens of constituents.

"In a couple of hours, we picked up over 10 specific issues which we were then able to follow up for people, from problems with wheelie bins, questions about cycle routes, questions about housing and more." said Cllr Anne Murphy.

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Photo: Councillor Craig Gamble Pugh with local campaigners Lee, Helen, Freya, Dom, Ella, Lucy and Jack 

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PLOUGH SAVED: Councillors work 'vitally important' say campaigners

Local campaigners have succeeded in their long running campaign to save the Plough pub- and have thanked local Labour councillors for their work in making this happen.

The decision was taken at the council's planning meeting on 10th January, where Crookes and Crosspool Labour Councillor Craig Gamble Pugh spoke against the application to turn the registered Community Asset into a convenience store.

Local resident Peter Duff, who lead the community campaign, recognised the role that Craig and fellow labour councillor Anne Murphy played: "We really appreciate the support that Anne and Craig gave to our campaign to save the Plough. They did a lot of the unseen work that local Councillors don’t always get credit for but which is vitally important."

Addressing the planning board, Craig explained the importance the campaign has had for local people. "Anne and I have worked tirelessly alongside the Save the Plough campaign group. On street stalls, collecting signatures on petitions, knocking on doors, we heard and saw first hand how strongly the community objected to this application."

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Picture: Crookes Labour Councillor Craig Gamble Pugh celebrates the formal decision to save the Plough with local campaigners and residents at Sheffield Town Hall

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PLOUGH- Crookes Councillor's Full Speech

"Speaking out in the Town Hall is one way councillors represent local people, and achieve change," says labour's Crookes and Crosspool Councillor Craig Gamble Pugh. Following the recent success of the Save the Plough campaign, you can read Cllr Gamble Pugh's full speech to the planning board here:

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Defend Our NHS campaign in Crookes

Crookes councillors and local Labour Party campaigners have continued their fight to defend the NHS. Following a National Day of Action in November, campaigners took to the streets of Crookes again in January. 

"People in Crookes were passionate about adding their voices to the campaign against attacks and cuts on the NHS," said Crookes Councillor Craig Gamble Pugh. "Many people here work for the NHS or other public services, most others have depended on the NHS at some time."

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Photo: Crookes Labour Councillors Craig Gamble Pugh and Anne Murphy with other local campaigners, campaiging to defend the NHS

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Crookes Councillor hits out at Trump 'Bigotry'

Sheffield Labour Councillors were out in force at the anti-Trump protest outside the Town Hall, inluding Crookes Councillor Craig Gamble Pugh.

"It is heartbreaking to be living through a time when the supposed leader of the free world feels it is acceptable to ban millions and millions of people from travelling purely on the basis of their faith," said Craig. "I made my first speech as a councillor in May last year in response to the rise in hare crime following the referendum, and I am furious that we now have another political act fanning the flames of hatred."

"I was proud to be there on mass, with almost every Labour Councillor, and thousands upon thousands of Sheffield citizens, all united in our condemnation of this bigoted act, which is more reminiscent of the 1930's than anything we'd expect in the 21st century."

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Picture: Rally against Trump's ban on muslim travel, attended by Cllr Craig Gamble Pugh and Sheffield's other Labour Councillors

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Traffic Action Group Proposed by Councillors

Crookes and Crosspool's Labour Councillors Craig Gamble Pugh and Anne Murphy have continued to work on traffic concerns raised by residents, and are hoping to bring together residents in an Action Group.

"I have been asking when the roll out of 20mph speed limits will arrive in the rest of the area. We have also been asking for small changes to parking restrictions to alleviate the massive parking problems around Claremont Hospital. We have supported two resident's petitions to Full Council requesting action around the crossings in Crosspool," said Craig.

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Photo: Labour Councillors Craig Gamble Pugh and Anne Murphy lobbying cabinet member for transport Mazher Iqbal in Sheffield Town Hall.

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