Posts by Liam Byrne

Birmingham special needs inquiry launched

by Liam Byrne | 07.04.17 | in: Disabled people, Local campaigns

Today I launched an inquiry into the level of help and support given to Birmingham’s near 35,000 children with special educational needs and disability. I will hear from campaign groups, experts and the parents and families of children with special educational needs and disability (SEND) to find out how these kids can be better cared […]

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Tories to cut £13.7m from Hodge Hill school budget

by Liam Byrne | 01.04.17 | in: Families and children, Hodge Hill, Local Issues

I am dismayed by government plans to cut school budgets in Hodge Hill by a total of over £13.7 million between now and 2020. Following the publication of the Government’s consultation on the proposed National Funding Formula, I learned that the Education Secretary is seeking to cut primary school budgets in Hodge Hill by an […]

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New laws needed to end social media broadcast of evil

by Liam Byrne | 01.04.17 | in: Extremism

I’ve called on the Home Secretary Amber Rudd to propose new laws aimed at stopping social media companies conniving in extremists’ broadcast of evil. I proposed to the Home Secretary, who is meeting with social media companies, a set of ‘best in class’ changes based on ideas debated in the US, Germany and Ireland. Changes […]

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Birmingham’s Colleges Excluded From Apprenticeship Funding

by Liam Byrne | 28.03.17 | in: Press Release

Birmingham MPs have sent a letter to Robert Halfon MP arguing against the exclusion of Birmingham’s colleges from the register of approved training providers. You can view the full document by clicking on the preview below.

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Hodge Hill Community Survey Results

by Liam Byrne | 17.03.17 | in: Communities, Drugs, Hodge Hill, Residents Meetings

Residents identified the fight against crime and drugs, improving the NHS and employment for younger people as their top local priorities. Washwood Heath, Shard End and Bordesley Green wards requested that their residents’ meeting address the issue of crime and drugs. Respondents from Bordesley Green requested a meeting on street cleaning. When asked if drugs […]

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What’s the way forward for free movement reform?

by Liam Byrne | 20.02.17 | in: Immigration

For those who campaigned, like me to stay in the European Union, it’s fairly obvious that the concern to reduce migration was at the top of voters list of ambition. But now we are leaving the EU, a new system will be needed to manage migration from the EU. Those who want of to keep […]

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The first ever manifesto for children of alcoholics

by Liam Byrne | 14.02.17 | in: COA

Today sees the launch of the first ever manifesto for children of alcoholics at the House of Commons. The hard-hitting manifesto, published to coincide with International Children of Alcoholics Week, sets out a 10-point plan to help Britain’s 2.6 million innocent victims of drink – the children of hard-drinking parents. It is co-written by children […]

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Ban Trump From Brum

by Liam Byrne | 12.02.17

In response to rumours in the Telegraph that Donald Trump’s UK visit will be moved to the Midlands and Birmingham, I decided to set up a petition calling on the PM and Birmingham City Council to halt his visit. Earlier today, I spoke with the Birmingham Mail about how the Government may be planning  to […]

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Breathing space for families in problem debt

by Liam Byrne | 07.02.17 | in: Press Release

Liam Byrne MP has backed calls for a new scheme to help thousands of families regain control of their finances as data from the Bank of England shows unsecured household debt rising at its fastest rate since the financial crisis. Debt often strikes when people experience sudden changes in circumstances such as job loss or […]

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