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Mr Brightside – Interview with Total Politics
Posted on: October 31, 2014
Shadow universities minister Liam Byrne is full of optimism – not just about Labour’s plans for higher education but for the party’s prospects in 2015. Jess Bowie meets him Carnal Opportunities. It’s quite the name for a band. And not…


Constituency News
Update on Park View – Letter to PVET…
Posted on: October 23, 2014
  Dear all, Many thanks for those who joined me with Park View Trust trustees and Mr Colin Diamond of the Department for Education. I thought you would like a copy of the letter I sent as a follow-up. As…


Interview with House Magazine
Posted on: October 31, 2014
Boulton & Co As he puts the finishing touches to Labour’s offering on higher education, Birmingham MP Liam Byrne is looking to revive the spirit of invention of the Midlands’ 18th-century luminaries Words: Paul Waugh and Daniel Bond Photos: Paul…


Press statement from Heart of England NHS Foundation…
Posted on: October 23, 2014
    Dear friends, Please find a press statement below from Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust:   PRESS STATEMENT – INTERVENTION OF MONITOR   The Trust has been working with Monitor, our regulator, over several months  highlighting the plans…


Labour is listening on Science – Byrne Speaks…
Posted on: October 29, 2014
Dear Friends, This morning I spoke to a wide range of business leaders about how Labour’s science policy can help create the jobs of the future.  It was an opportunity for Labour to set out its strong commitment to an…


Byrne warns local NHS hitting breaking point as…
Posted on: October 23, 2014
    ***Embargoed until 09:30 23 October 2014***   Dear all,   Byrne warns local NHS hitting breaking point as social care cuts bite   Please find below a press release from Liam Byrne MP including House of Commons statistics…


Byrne hosts Birmingham-China Summit to boost investment for…
Posted on: October 28, 2014
    Dear friends,   I wanted to share a few photos from an exciting event which we held this afternoon here in the House of Commons.   We brought together Birmingham business leaders, academics and politicians with a group…


Statement on Nicky Morgan’s appearance at the Education…
Posted on: October 15, 2014
  Dear all,   Please find below a statement from Liam Byrne MP.   Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, has been giving evidence at the Education Select Committee (#edselctte) this morning on problems in Birmingham schools. The questions covered the…


Government u-turn on Disabled Students Allowance
Posted on: September 12, 2014
Over the last few months, I have been joined by NUS, CaSE and numerous MPs including Kate Green and David Blunkett, in campaigning against the government's plans to axe vital support for disabled students. We launched a viral twitter campaign,…


OfSTED note on Birmingham Schools – 14 October…
Posted on: October 14, 2014
Dear friends,   Please see below for copies of Ofsted's note to the Department for Education which has been released this morning. They relate to a number of inspections which happened at the beginning of the school term in early…


Students need less coalition squabbling and more answers
Posted on: September 11, 2014
Once again, this Government is plagued by utter confusion and huge divisions between the Liberal Democrats and Tories when it comes to higher education. This morning at parliamentary questions, I asked Nick Boles, the Minister of State for Skills and…


Statement on Ofsted’s note on Birmingham Schools –…
Posted on: October 14, 2014
  Dear friends,   In response to Ofsted's note, published today, on Birmingham Schools I have issued the following statement?   “This is incredibly frustrating for the parents I’ve been working with non-stop since the summer.   They are being…


Greg Clark gets it wrong on international students
Posted on: September 10, 2014
Last night, Greg Clark made his first major speech on higher education to the UniversitiesUK annual conference. Addressing an audience of HE enthusiasts, think-tanks and Vice-Chancellors, he refused to back the many sensible calls to remove students from the net…


Statement on Palestine vote
Posted on: October 10, 2014
Dear friends, Please find below a letter to all those constituents who have contacted me about the debate on Palestinian Statehood taking place on the 13th of October. Letter on Palestinian Statehood    


Responses to ‘Robbins Rebooted’ – 28 August 2014
Posted on: August 28, 2014
  Dear friends,   I've been delighted by the response to my pamphlet, ‘Robbins Rebooted’, where I set out the terms for a 21st Century debate on the future of higher education. Below is a short selection of responses so…


Press Release: Liam Byrne condemns George Osborne’s attack…
Posted on: October 1, 2014
Press Release: Liam Byrne condemns George Osborne's attack on Birmingham's children Tuesday 30th September     Liam Byrne today condemned George Osborne's attack on Birmingham's children as the politics of 'you're on your own'.   George Osborne's freeze of working…


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