How does the UK become the world’s most advanced digital society? In my first keynote speech since becoming Shadow Digital Minister, I will draw on my history of Britain’s entrepreneurial revolution to set out the roadmap for developing Labour’s digital manifesto over the year to come.

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Read here the letter Birmingham City Council leader Cllr Ian Ward has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ahead of the 2017 Autumn Budget.

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Labour's Digital Jobs Revolution
Remarks to the Parliament & Internet Conference: Parliament and the Internet
 

Welcome.

Now, it used to be said that to err is human, but to really mess things up you need a computer.

No more. At least not outside the Department for Work and Pensions.

Digital is changing our lives – and though we marvel at the speed of change, actually we need it to go faster.

I wrote to the Electoral Commission to ask if it is looking into concerns that Russian-backed adverts could have influenced millions of voters on Facebook ahead of the EU referendum and the last general election.

It's absolutely vital that social media giants come clean about foreign nations meddling in our debates. So it's now time for the Electoral Commission to demand full disclosure from them and demand it now.

Read the Electoral Commission's full response below.

Ten years on from the Great Financial Crash, millions feel no further forward. Because they’re not. We’re mired in the worst squeeze on living standards since the days of Dickens. And now this crippling, seemingly endless malaise, has provoked the worst crisis of cooperation for a generation; we are divided between rich and poor, between young and old, and now with our closest neighbours with the vote for Brexit.

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