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Liam Byrne is the Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Hodge Hill, Shadow Digital Minister, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Inclusive Growth, and a proud supporter of the National Association of the Children of Alcoholics. He lives in Birmingham with Sarah, their children Alex, John and Lizzie and a highly excitable pointer, Soda.

Battling for a better future - for us

Liam Byrne is the Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Hodge Hill, Shadow Digital Minister, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Inclusive Growth, and a proud supporter of the National Association of the Children of Alcoholics. He lives in Birmingham with Sarah, their children Alex, John and Lizzie and a highly excitable pointer, Soda.

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About Liam

Liam is a writer, reformer and campaigner. As a Cabinet minister he did some of the toughest jobs in Government serving as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Minister for the Cabinet Office and as the Home Office Minister responsible for immigration. Before entering politics, Liam was a Fulbright Scholar at the Harvard Business School and a technology entrepreneur. He has authored over twenty books and pamphlets, covering a wide range of topics from international trade to counter-extremism. He is a member of the Council of Europe and guest lectures at Oxford University.

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What are the causes of poverty and low income in Hodge Hill?

Our community is one of the poorest in Britain and over the summer I am updating my research into the causes of poverty and low income. I am looking for people to interview who have a household income of £13,000 a year or less. The telephone interview will be strictly confidential and will be undertaken […]

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Birmingham’s NHS short-changed by £56 million a year

New figures produced by the House of Commons Library reveal that Birmingham’s National Health Service is being short-changed by £56 million every year compared to other parts of the country – and the shortfall is set to rise to over £70 million by 2020. The figures which show how much the Birmingham NHS (known as Birmingham […]

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Tackling the Ivory Trade

Recently, I received an email from a constituent who invited me to an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) event next week on Tuesday. Unfortunately, due to prior parliamentary commitments, I will be unable to attend the event. Nonetheless as an animal lover myself, I find any act of animal cruelty revolting. The Ivory Trade, […]

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What is the Government doing to stop publication of extremist material on social media?

I submitted the following question to the Home Office asking for details of Government plans to stop the spread of extremist material through social media: “To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to introduce legislation on technology companies preventing the publication of extremist material.” I received the following […]

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[Petition] Stop the £14m Tory cut to our local schools

We the undersigned demand the Department of Education’s reverse plans to cut school budgets in Hodge Hill by £14 million between now and 2020.

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Stop the £14m cuts to Hodge Hill Schools

We the undersigned demand the Department of Education's reverse plans to cut school budgets in Hodge Hill by £14 million between now and 2020.

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