BBC Breakfast interview on campaign to support children of alcoholics

Dear friends, Today I was interviewed on BBC Breakfast as part of the cross-party campaign to support the children of alcoholics. You can watch the interview here:     You might also want to check out the report BBC Breakfast did here: Most local councils don’t have any special services to support children of alcoholics […]

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February 8th, 2016

Photos from Health Centres Summit – Friday 22nd January

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Dear friends, Today I hosted a Health Centres summit with Birmingham’s NHS leaders as well as the Council, Jobcentre and third sector groups to get two of Hodge Hill’s new health centres fully up and running. Here are a few photos from the summit:

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Labour Renewal for the Fourth Industrial Revolution – My piece for Progress

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Dear friends, I thought I would share with you an article I wrote for Progress on Labour renewal. You can read the piece below: Labour Renewal for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Just as the Labour movement was born in the giant factories of the Victorian age, so we will be reborn in the giant networks […]

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Unemployment Figures December 2015

Dear friends, I thought I would share with you all some figures I recently received from the House of Commons Library. The total number of unemployed claimants in Birmingham, Hodge Hill constituency in December 2015 was 3,782. This represents a rate of 8.4% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 4th highest of […]

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Byrne to host Hodge Hill health centres summit

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**Immediate Release**                                                                                                                             21/01/2016 Byrne to host Hodge Hill health centres summit Liam Byrne MP will tomorrow host a health centres summit to get two of Hodge Hill’s new health centres fully up and running. After a five year campaign to get them built, the two health centres on Clodeshall Road in Washwood Heath and on […]

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January 21st, 2016

Birmingham urged to unite against Tommy Robinson’s Pegida by drinking tea

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Dear friends I thought I would share a piece from the Birmingham Mail which quotes my remarks on the upcoming Pegida march and the Hope not Hate pledge calling for unity and hope. You can sign the Hope Not Hate pledge here. You can read the Birmingham Mail piece below: Birmingham urged to unite against Tommy Robinson’s […]

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January 18th, 2016

Byrne pledges to fight government’s cuts to disability benefits

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**Immediate Release**                                                                                                                             15/01/2016 Byrne pledges to fight government’s cuts to disability benefits Liam Byrne MP has today pledged to continue fighting the government’s plans to cut Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) for those with a disability. The most recent figures from the Department for Work and Pensions suggest that this cut will affect up to […]

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January 15th, 2016

Labour needs a new brand if we’re going to take the fight to the Tories – my piece in today’s Daily Mirror

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Dear friends, I thought I would share a piece I have co-written with Nic Dakin MP, Shabana Mahmood MP and Councillor Caroline Badley for the Daily Mirror on the latest Red Shift report: Brand Labour: Communicating Our Timeless Values in the Brave New World of 2020. You can read the Mirror piece below: Labour needs to get to […]

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January 11th, 2016