Posts by Liam Byrne

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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Labour’s Triple Shift on Europe

by Liam Byrne | 11.03.17 | in: Immigration, Working Papers

The people have spoken. Their will should prevail. But the referendum offered voters a ballot paper not a blueprint. A simple choice on Brexit: not a roadmap through the minefield Britain now has to navigate. Labour can’t block the exit. The debilitation of Brexit is not the facilitator of Labour’s resurgence. Voters will not applaud, […]

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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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Humanitarian situation in Syria

by Liam Byrne | 13.12.16

The humanitarian situation in Aleppo is more serious than ever, with supplies of food, clean water and medical equipment now nearly exhausted. It is now time for the Government to consider airdrops of humanitarian aid and to work to ensure the safe passage of civilians from besieged areas to safe grounds. We in the Labour […]

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Brexit Vote

by Liam Byrne | 13.12.16

Many in Hodge Hill and the West Midlands voted to leave the European Union on June 23. I accept and respect the result as the will of the British people expressed in a democratic exercise. I will not therefore vote to frustrate the Brexit process. I will be fighting to ensure that we get the […]

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Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence

by Liam Byrne | 13.12.16

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill 2016-17 is an important Bill which requires the United Kingdom to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. This Bill has come at in important time. According to research, 936 women were killed […]

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