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My question to the Prime Minister on civilian…
Posted on: July 21, 2014
  Dear friends,   Today in the chamber I pressed the Prime Minister on what he and the Government are doing to stop the deaths of civilians in Gaza. You can see my question and his response below:   Mr…


Constituency News
Launch of Birmingham Labour Child Poverty Report 2014
Posted on: July 25, 2014
  Dear friends,   Today Cllr John Cotton and I published Birmingham Labour’s hard-hitting report into the growing scandal of child poverty in the city.   The evidence is set out in the final report of the Birmingham Labour Child Poverty…


‘The market is failing – we need a…
Posted on: July 17, 2014
  Dear friends,     Earlier this week I became Chair of the APPG on Inclusive Growth at the group's inaugural meeting.     To mark the occasion I have written a piece for the Evening Standard which was published this…


My question to Nicky Morgan this afternoon in…
Posted on: July 22, 2014
Dear friends,   See below for the text of my question to Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education, and her subsequent response.   Mr Liam Byrne (Birmingham, Hodge Hill) (Lab):I, too, welcome the Secretary of State’s statement, but…


My letter to constituents and to William Hague…
Posted on: July 14, 2014
  Dear friends,   Please find below a letter to all those constituents who have contacted me about the terrible scenes unfolding in Gaza Below this you can see the letter I have written today to the Foreign Secretary William…


Statement on release of Peter Clarke report –…
Posted on: July 22, 2014
  Dear friends,   You can see my statement on the the release of the Clarke report earlier today below:   "When I was first alerted to problems at Park View, before anyone had heard of Trojan Horse, I called…


Scientists for Labour respond to One Nation Labour’s…
Posted on: July 11, 2014
  Dear Friends,   The consultation on our recently published green paper on science continues. Yesterday it was great to see Scientists for Labour publish their response 'Policy Plan' which can be read here. The publication is accompanied by a…


My statement on the announcement of the HS2…
Posted on: July 21, 2014
  Dear friends,   Earlier today HS2 Ltd, along with Birmingham City Council, launched the city’s Urban Regeneration Company and announced the location of the HS2 Construction HQ. You can see my statement below:     "HS2 belongs in Birmingham. The…


‘Ending the gap between classroom and career: Labour’s…
Posted on: July 7, 2014
  Dear friends,   This morning I gave a speech to the City of Westminster College entitled; 'Ending the gap between classroom and career: Labour’s next steps in skills and higher education reform'.   See the full text below:  …


My question to Nicky Morgan MP at Education…
Posted on: July 21, 2014
  Dear friends,   In her first appearance in the chamber as Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan was answering questions from MPs this afternoon.   I pressed her on the issue of the leaked conclusions of Peter Clarke's…


Liam Byrne welcomes Royal Society’s ‘Vision’ report on…
Posted on: June 27, 2014
  Dear friends,   I wanted to let you know about the Royal Society's excellent Vision report for science and mathematics education. You can access the full pdf copy here.   Published on Thursday, just two days after our science…


My letter to Nicky Morgan and statement on…
Posted on: July 18, 2014
  18 July 2014 News from Liam Byrne MP Statement on today’s reports into Birmingham Schools   'Today's report confirms the challenge is not violent extremism, its delivering excellent education.   'We cannot and will not settle for second best…


My speech to Parliamentary Links Day 2014 –…
Posted on: June 24, 2014
  Dear friends,   It was an honour to launch Labour's Science Green Paper, entitled: Agenda 2030: One Nation Labour's Plan for Science and Innovation, this morning at the annual Parliamentary Links Day 2014.   You can read the paper here.  …


My statement on developments at Park View 15…
Posted on: July 15, 2014
  “Park View parents want excellence and nothing less for their children. That’s what I’ve been determined to deliver through intense negotiations with ministers, officials, Ofsted, city education leaders and parents over the last month.   “It was right for…


One Nation Labour’s Plan for Science – 24…
Posted on: June 24, 2014
  Dear friends,   This morning I will be sharing our Green Paper on Science entitled - 'Agenda 2030: One Nation Labour's Plan for Science.'   If we are to build an opportunity economy with high skilled jobs and the wages…


Out and about in the constituency – 4…
Posted on: July 7, 2014
  Dear friends,   Last Friday and Saturday allowed me to get out and about visiting schools and holding advice surgeries and residents meetings. I thought you might like to see some photos!   Liam    Friday included a visit…


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