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Ministers sow confusion on student places chaos
Posted on: November 20, 2014
Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills Liam Byrne MP has attacked the 'wholesale confusion' in the Government's plan for expanding university places as ministers presented MPs with conflicting budget figures today.  In Business, Innovation and Skills Oral Questions in…


Constituency News
Open letter to Park View parents – 10…
Posted on: November 10, 2014
  Dear friends,   Following my meeting with DfE officials and the trustees for Park View Educational Trust I have written to those attending the meeting. You can read a copy of my letter below:   With all best wishes…


Byrne demands answers following government ‘caving in’ on…
Posted on: November 19, 2014
  Byrne demands answers following government ‘caving in’ on patent box   The Tory-led government have decided to cave in on a core part of the UK’s science policy.   This is concerning news, particularly as the latest figures from…


A Metro-Mayor for the West Midlands – A…
Posted on: November 6, 2014
  Dear friends,     You may have read my interview in the Birmingham Post this morning entitled; Midland mayor "could run policing, transport and support for business"   The news that Manchester has got the green light for a metro-mayor…


The European Commision has axed Europe’s chief scientific…
Posted on: November 13, 2014
  Dear all,   The European Commission has just announced that it's axing the role of Europe's Chief Scientific Adviser. This is a deeply concerning move. See my statement below as well as the Labour MEP's statement:   Liam Byrne…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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