Doncaster MP Ed Miliband awarded for working well with deprived communities

Work to represent deprived and minority communities has seen MP Ed Miliband awarded.

Thursday, 5th November 2015, 10:57 am
Pictured (from left) John Pienaar - Patchwork Patron, Siddiq Musa - KPMG Partner, Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP and Martyn Lewis CBE - Patchwork Patron.

The Doncaster North politician has been named as Labour Party MP of the Parliamentary Term 2010 - 2015.

Mr Speaker, Rt Hon John Bercow MP and Patron of the Patchwork Foundation announced the winners of the MP of the Year Awards at Speakers House, for those MPs who have represented and work well with underrepresented, deprived and minority communities across the country.

Mr Miliband said: “I am honoured to receive this award from the Patchwork Foundation. I know first-hand how important their work is in encouraging under-represented communities to engage with the political process. I look forward to continuing to work with Patchwork and supporting them to help break down the barriers that prevent people from connecting with the political process.”

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Siddiq Musa, of award sponsors, KPMG Partner said: “We are delighted to sponsor these Patchwork awards for the second year encouraging under represented communities to connect with the political process and celebrating those MPs from across the political divide who have really made a difference to inclusion.

“The work done by their volunteers and the time they commit will hopefully inspire young people in all communities to fulfil their true potential. How organisations work with, and within, their local communities is a critical part of inspiring young people.”

Jeremy Corbyn MP, leader of the oppposition said: “The Patchwork Foundation’s MP of the Year Award, is not only about making sure we recognise MPs who go above and beyond in reaching out to and working with under represented communities, but it is an important reminder on how much more MPs of all parties need to do more, to engage with those groups. This is especially important because of the changes to the Electoral Register which will knock off over one million people from the register.”