Posts by Liam Byrne

Liam Launches ‘RubbishTV’

by Liam Byrne | 29.09.08

Liam Byrne MP today launched ‘RubbishTV’ – so everyone can see the state of the streets in Hodge Hill. Earlier this year David Cameron, Leader of the Conservative party said that the streets of Solihull were clean thanks to a well run council. But it’s a different story in Conservative led Birmingham where residents have […]

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Byrne Celebrates more School Places for Washwood Heath

by Liam Byrne | 19.09.08

Liam Byrne today visited Thornton Junior School to hear about their plans for expansion. The school will make history next month when work begins to create new classrooms, allowing them to take infants for the first time from September next year. Headteacher, Linda Webster said: ‘I am delighted our offer to expand the school has […]

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British Pakistanis can help fight poverty

by Liam Byrne | 15.09.08

Ambitious plans for the UK to reduce poverty in Pakistan were today unveiled by International Development Minister, Shahid Malik and Liam Byrne, Regional Minister for the West Midlands. The launch of the Pakistan country plan in Birmingham marks the beginning of an unprecedented tour around the UK to meet people of Pakistan origin. During the […]

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Byrne on West Midlands Manufacturing Mission

by Liam Byrne | 15.09.08

Liam Byrne today got straight down to business shaping plans for the West Midlands’ new €120 million Manufacturing Technology Centre with high level talks at Jaguar Land Rover.  The Manufacturing Centre was given the green light by Gordon Brown, the Prime Minister, a month earlier than anticipated, when the Cabinet met in Birmingham on the […]

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Labour is the traditional party of fraternity, says minister

by Liam Byrne | 12.09.08

The Minister for Immigration Liam Byrne today claimed that Labour is the only party that can ‘refresh’ Britain’s sense of community. In a pamphlet written for the think tank Demos, ‘A More United Kingdom’, he says that Labour is built on ideas of fraternity and fairness, and must not allow the Conservative party to claim […]

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Byrne Calls Time on Tesco Plan

by Liam Byrne | 01.09.08

Liam Byrne today demanded more time for residents to be consulted on Tesco’s plan to put a superstore on Brockhurst Playing Fields. The MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill has battled against the supermarket giants since being elected in 2004. He was appalled when the corporation were granted outline planning permission to build on playing fields […]

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Liam Byrne welcomes first Cabinet in the West Midlands

by Liam Byrne | 05.08.08

Liam Byrne, Minister for the West Midlands, today welcomes news that the Cabinet will come to the region for its meeting on 8th September. The minister, who was involved in planning the meeting with No 10 last week, said: “This is a huge vote of confidence in the progress we’ve made in the West Midlands […]

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West Midlands economy stronger thanks to Advantage West Midlands says Byrne

by Liam Byrne | 22.07.08

Liam Byrne, Minister for the West Midlands today congratulated Advantage West Midlands – the Regional Development Agency – on their performance for 2007/08. In response to the earlier announcement from the Department of Business and Enterprise, Liam said: “I am delighted to see that thanks to the hard work of Advantage West Midlands our region […]

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Byrne pulls pints at Fox & Goose Pub to celebrate Pub Week 2008

by Liam Byrne | 15.07.08

The date:18th July 2008 The time: 12:15pm The place: Fox & Goose Pub, (Fox & Goose Shopping Centre) Washwood Heath Road, B8 2NB Liam Byrne MP will be dropping in at the Fox & Goose Pub in Birmingham Hodge Hill as publicans across the country celebrate the second Proud of Pubs Week. And the public […]

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Byrne wins Tesco Toilet victory

by Liam Byrne | 14.07.08

Liam Byrne met with representatives from Tesco following the city council’s decision to sell off Brockhurst Playing Fields in Hodge Hill. Tesco have agreed to work with him to regenerate the Fox and Goose shopping centre to make it a more desirable place to shop and relax. The MP for Hodge Hill has vigorously opposed […]

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