Westminster News
More data showing Yvette Cooper as the only…
Posted on: August 17, 2015
  It seems from yesterday's reaction there's a real interest in the facts about who's now placed to unite all wings of the Party and give us a radical, credible Labour Prime Minister.   So here's a bit more of…


Constituency News
GCSE Results Day – Hodge Hill
Posted on: August 20, 2015
Dear friends, Congratulations to all those collecting their GCSE results today. Here are the results from schools in Hodge Hill: The number of pupils at Park View Academy who achieved three or more A* or A grades rose to 27%,…


Only Yvette can beat Jeremy Corbyn – and…
Posted on: August 16, 2015
    Only Yvette can beat Jeremy Corbyn - and give us a radical, credible Labour Prime Minister.    Last week, Yvette delivered an absolute game-changer of a speech in Manchester - and on the phones there's been a brilliant…


More data showing Yvette Cooper as the only…
Posted on: August 17, 2015
  It seems from yesterday's reaction there's a real interest in the facts about who's now placed to unite all wings of the Party and give us a radical, credible Labour Prime Minister.   So here's a bit more of…


Your vote for the next leader of the…
Posted on: August 15, 2015
Dear Friend, Lots of people are asking me for my advice on the Labour leadership contest - and who we want as our next Labour Prime Minister - so my advice is simple: vote for Yvette Cooper for leader, and…


Only Yvette can beat Jeremy Corbyn – and…
Posted on: August 16, 2015
    Only Yvette can beat Jeremy Corbyn - and give us a radical, credible Labour Prime Minister.    Last week, Yvette delivered an absolute game-changer of a speech in Manchester - and on the phones there's been a brilliant…


Redshift – Looking for a new England –…
Posted on: July 22, 2015
  Dear friends,   England is changing – and to win back power, Labour must change too. At the last election, England decisively shifted blue. Now Labour now needs a plan for a red shift. We believe progressive parties win…


Your vote for the next leader of the…
Posted on: August 15, 2015
Dear Friend, Lots of people are asking me for my advice on the Labour leadership contest - and who we want as our next Labour Prime Minister - so my advice is simple: vote for Yvette Cooper for leader, and…


Statement on OFFA Access Arrangements announcement – 16…
Posted on: July 16, 2015
  Dear all,   This morning OFFA, the fair access watchdog, has announced new access agreements with Universities which aim to ensure poor and disadvantage students are able to go to University.   More details here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-33537265   In response…


Unemployment figures – July 2015
Posted on: August 12, 2015
Dear friends, I thought I would share with you some figures from the House of Commons Library on unemployment in Hodge Hill which I’ve received today. The total number of unemployed claimants in Birmingham, Hodge Hill constituency in July 2015 was…


Statement on CBI warnings of a ‘Skills Emergency’
Posted on: July 13, 2015
  The CBI has recently released the results of its survey of British employers views on skills – warning of a ‘skills emergency’. More details can be found here: http://news.cbi.org.uk/news/skills-emergency-could-starve-growth-cbi-pearson-survey/   Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP Shadow Skills Minister has…


Redshift – Looking for a new England –…
Posted on: July 22, 2015
  Dear friends,   England is changing – and to win back power, Labour must change too. At the last election, England decisively shifted blue. Now Labour now needs a plan for a red shift. We believe progressive parties win…


Statement on HEPI research on student migration –…
Posted on: June 25, 2015
  Dear friends,   Today HEPI has released the findings of it's recent survey of students' attitudes towards studying alongside international students.   Here's my statement in response:   "If we want to lead the world in science, research and…


EDM on End of Production for the Land…
Posted on: July 21, 2015
  Dear friends,   I have today tabled an Early Day Motion to commemorate the very sad news that production of the classic Land Rover Defender is drawing to a close in the West Midlands. You can read the text…


Science and Research – Westminster Hall Debate –…
Posted on: June 25, 2015
  Dear friends,   I thought you would be interested to read the transcript of an interesting debate on 'Science and Research in the regional economies' that I took part in yesterday in Westminster Hall.   Liam     Westminster…


Starbank School Planning Proposal – 15 July
Posted on: July 17, 2015
Dear friends, I have received the below planning notice from Birmingham City Council regarding Starbank Primary School. The proposal is, “Retention of existing single storey and 2-storey temporary buildings and a single storey inflatable building and installation of a new first…


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