Birmingham Labour: The Positive Offer 2016

Brum Positive Offer Launch - 25 April 16

  This morning I was delighted to help launch Birmingham Labour’s Positive Offer for Local Government ahead of the Council elections on Thursday 5th May 2016.   You can read a copy of the Positive Offer document by clicking on the front cover below.   Here I am launching the Positive Offer document this morning: […]

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Statement on unaccompanied child refugees – 25th April 2016

  Liam Byrne today urged MP’s to support the ‘Dubs amendment’ to require the government to reach out and support 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees.   The Hodge Hill MP has been highlighting the plight of unaccompanied child refugees in Parliament and in the Council of Europe. He recently challenged the Prime Minister on the issue […]

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Unemployment continues to fall in Hodge Hill – March 2016

Dear friends, I am pleased to report that new figures from the House of Commons Library show that unemployment continues to fall in Hodge Hill. This is thanks to the Council’s Birmingham Jobs Fund but there is still work to be done – there are still too many people looking for work in our area. […]

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April 20th, 2016

My speech on Unaccompanied Children to the Council of Europe – 19 April 2016

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I am in Strasbourg this week taking part in the UK delegation to the Council of Europe. Although this means I wasn’t able to take part in this morning’s important Westminster Hall debate on Unaccompanied Children in Parliament. Instead, I’ve just made the following speech to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, you can […]

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Statement on news that Rockwood Academy and Nansen Primary School have been rated good

  Great news; Nansen Primary and Rockwood Academy, formerly Park View, have both been removed from Special Measures and are now rated “good” by Ofsted. Here’s my statement:   “This is great news for both Nansen and Rockwood Academy and recognises the hard work of so many at the schools and in our local community.” […]

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Prime Minister agrees to look again at plight of unaccompanied children in Calais following questions from Liam Byrne

**For Immediate Release**                                                                      Monday 21st March 2016 Prime Minister agrees to look again at plight of unaccompanied children in Calais following questions from Liam Byrne The Prime Minister has today agreed to look again at the plight of unaccompanied children stranded in Calais following a question from Liam Byrne MP in the House of Commons. […]

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Byrne calls on Osborne to axe PIP changes

**For Immediate Release**                                                  Monday 21st March 2016 Byrne calls on Osborne to axe PIP changes Following Iain Duncan Smith’s resignation, Liam Byrne MP is today calling on the Chancellor George Osborne to axe his cruel cuts to disability benefits. As opposition grows to these cuts, Liam Byrne MP is calling on residents to back a […]

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Communications Officer / Parliamentary Assistant

Communications Officer / Parliamentary Assistant Pre-Interview Written Exercise   Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP is looking to recruit a creative, innovative and experienced individual as a Communications Officer / Parliamentary Assistant to work 3 days a week (Monday to Wednesday) based in the Westminster office. This individual will use all types of media, particularly digital, […]

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March 18th, 2016

Birmingham MPs protest at Chancellor’s “£100 million Birmingham Bombshell”

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Birmingham MPs protest at Chancellor’s “£100 million Birmingham Bombshell” Birmingham MPs will today use the Budget debate to protest at the Government’s £100 million ‘Birmingham Bombshell’ of unfair cuts and tax rises hitting the city. They will argue that the government has promised a fairer funding deal for Birmingham but has refused to introduce this […]

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Unemployment Figures February 2016

Dear friends, I thought I would share with you all some figures I received from the House of Commons Library. The total number of unemployed claimants in Birmingham, Hodge Hill constituency in February 2016 was 3,814. This represents a rate of 8.5% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 4th highest of […]

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