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Byrne gets #shapeyourfuture on the road – 19…
Posted on: January 19, 2015
Byrne gets #shapeyourfuture on the road   Liam Byrne takes Labour’s #shapeyourfuture consultation down Billy Bragg’s ‘highway of dreams’ through estuary Essex to the sea.   This week Liam Byrne, Labour’s shadow Universities and Skills minister, will visit seven Further…


Constituency News
First Constituency Wide Residents Meeting of 2015 –…
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Dear friends,   Many of you will have read, in my Winter Newsletter, about the three constituency wide residents meeting that I will be holding between now and the election. They’re on the 3 big issues residents tell me are…


Liam Byrne statement on IPSA FoI
Posted on: January 12, 2015
An early edition of The Independent carried a misleading story about my expenses. I’m glad they have now corrected the record. IPSA mistakenly carried on paying a rent payment after the expiry of a 6 month lease. ISPA has accepted…


My letter to HS2 on ‘Plan B’ for…
Posted on: January 14, 2015
Dear Friends, I thought I'd share with you the letter I sent to Roger Hargreaves of HS2, in regard to the HS2 'Plan B' for Washwood Heath. All the best, Liam  


Greg Clark MP finally replies to my letter…
Posted on: January 7, 2015
  Dear friends,   Before Christmas I wrote to the Science Minister, Greg Clark MP, about the Government's plans for higher education finance.   You can read my original letters here and here   He has today responded to my…


My Letter from Birmingham City Council about Private…
Posted on: January 5, 2015
Dear Friends, I'd like to share with you the letter that Birmingham City Council sent to me regarding Selective Licensing of the Private Rented Sector. All the best, Liam      


Statement on UCAS admission service figures for 2014…
Posted on: December 19, 2014
  Dear friends,   This morning UCAS released their admission service figures for 2014.   You can read the full report here: http://www.ucas.com/sites/default/files/ucas-end-of-cycle-report-2014.pdf   My statement in response is below:   Commenting, Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills Liam Byrne…


Byrne welcomes HS2 Committee call for Plan B…
Posted on: December 21, 2014
    Byrne welcomes HS2 Committee call for Plan B at Washwood Heath   Liam Byrne MP has welcomed a major breakthrough in the battle for jobs at the LDV-Alstom site earmarked for a marshalling yard.   Following a major…


My statement on the government’s apprenticeship pay survey…
Posted on: December 18, 2014
Responding to the publication of the government’s apprenticeship pay survey, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills Liam Byrne MP said: “These figures show the cold facts behind the government’s warm words on apprenticeships. Almost a quarter of young…


Statement on Ofsted letters to Saltley School and…
Posted on: December 19, 2014
  Dear friends,   In late November Ofsted sent inspectors into Saltley School and Nansen Primary School. They have released the findings of their inspections today which can be found here and here.   My statement is below:   “This…


My statement on the government’s science and innovation…
Posted on: December 17, 2014
Responding to the publication of the government's Science and Innovation strategy, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills Liam Byrne MP said: “After weeks of waiting for a long-term plan we’ve got a short-term muddle. Parts of this strategy…


Birmingham City Council sees further fall in unemployment…
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Dear Friends,   Great news, figures released today from the Office of National Statistics show that unemployment continues to fall in Hodge Hill - 17 December 2014.   The number of unemployed claimants in Birmingham, Hodge Hill as of November…


Time to Start Backing and Stop Attacking Our…
Posted on: December 16, 2014
There has been some press coverage of my speech. You can read coverage from the Independent here,  from the Evening Standard here, and a piece from me in LabourList here. I am also delighted to say that the visit was covered by…


MP warns of ‘NHS emergency’ with Birmingham hospitals…
Posted on: December 17, 2014
MP warns of 'NHS emergency' with Birmingham hospitals in danger of running out of beds   Liam Byrne speaks out as grim new figures show some hospitals at 96 per cent bed capacity   A BIRMINGHAM MP has warned the…


My statement on the government’s apprenticeship numbers: just…
Posted on: December 9, 2014
Responding to Vince Cable’s announcement on apprenticeship numbers, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills Liam Byrne MP said: “Today’s announcement is just more smoke and mirrors from ministers. We need more top quality apprenticeships and more opportunities for…


Hospital A&E crisis: Mum and sick child waited…
Posted on: December 16, 2014
Dear friends,   Please find below more concerning news on our local NHS A&E. I gave a statement to the Birmingham Mail on the story - see below.   We have got to get a plan in place to sort…


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