” I will take a short time out from being in Parliament when the baby is born but I’ll still be doing my constituency work – just with another baby in tow. “


” These are tough times and under this Tory-led government many people in Manchester are suffering and getting left behind. If elected I will use all my energy, skills, experience and knowledge to stand up for our communities and get things done for the better. “


” In these difficult times, when tough decisions are required, the differences between Labour and the Tories are becoming much clearer. One party believes in intervention to reduce social and economic costs and the other believes in market forces and letting things take their course. “


” Doing nothing and shrinking spending may save us public money in the short term but could cost us a great deal more over time as the recession takes hold for much longer. “


” Some argue that now isn’t the time to push the green agenda – that all efforts should be on preventing a serious recession. That is a false choice. It fails to recognise that climate change and our carbon reliance is part of problem – high fuel prices and food shortages due to poor crop yields compound today’s financial difficulties. “


” Events are moving so fast and what in one moment seems impossible, the next is happening. I’m sure historians will, in time, provide theories and analysis, but for now I think most of us simply want the tide stemmed. “


” The impact of the downturn is starting to feel very real. House prices and the housing market have been taking the knock for some time and that’s affecting people. “



All 7 Lucy Powell Quotes about Time in picture


I will take a short time out from being in Parliament when the baby is born but I
These are tough times and under this Tory-led government many people in Manchester are suffering and getting left behind. If elected I will use all my energy, skills, experience and knowledge to stand up for our communities and get things done for the better.
In these difficult times, when tough decisions are required, the differences between Labour and the Tories are becoming much clearer. One party believes in intervention to reduce social and economic costs and the other believes in market forces and letting things take their course.
Doing nothing and shrinking spending may save us public money in the short term but could cost us a great deal more over time as the recession takes hold for much longer.
Some argue that now isn
Events are moving so fast and what in one moment seems impossible, the next is happening. I
The impact of the downturn is starting to feel very real. House prices and the housing market have been taking the knock for some time and that

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