Posts by Liam Byrne

Calais

by Liam Byrne | 28.11.16

The situation in Calais was a dreadful one. These were real people fleeing war and economic devastation, who were living in appalling conditions. In the absence of any effective government action, they were at the mercy of people smugglers and criminal gangs. I believe we in Britain are a caring and compassionate country and that […]

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Disability Equality Training Bill

by Liam Byrne | 28.11.16

When 42% of assistance dog users are refused a taxi service. There is a big problem. That is why training is absolutely crucial. This is an issue that affect many in the country and many in Hodge Hill. I support this Bill which will take steps to provide vital training to taxi drivers and mini-cab […]

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Policy response to Centenary of Balfour Declaration debate

by Liam Byrne | 28.11.16

Britain and Israel have an enduring relationship shaped by our historical ties, bilateral trade, security cooperation and the values of freedom and tolerance we share. It was the British Labour party that led the way in supporting the right of the Jewish people to have a homeland in Palestine. Three months prior to the adoption […]

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Policy responses to constituents regarding the Homelessness Reduction Bill

by Liam Byrne | 15.11.16

The Homelessness Reduction Bill is a Bill that I support, that the Labour Party supports as it makes strides towards addressing the plight of the thousands of people facing homelessness across the country. In Birmingham alone there are currently over 3,524 cases of households who are statutory homelessness and in priority need of assistance, which […]

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New research from Liam Byrne reveals the “staggering” scale of “everyday” Islamophobia

by Liam Byrne | 02.11.16

New research conducted by Liam Byrne reveals the “staggering” scale of Islamophobia.  The research pulls together extensive surveys of his Hodge Hill constituents’ experience of Islamophobia over the last year. Launching his new report at the House of Lords today, Mr Byrne said: ‘Britain is now facing a shocking rise in Islamophobia and as a country […]

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West Midlands Police Statement on the conviction of Allan Richards

by Liam Byrne | 21.10.16

Below is the West Midlands Police statement released earlier today regarding the conviction of Allan Richards. Former West Midlands Police officer convicted of child sex offences A former West Midlands Police officer has been convicted of dozens of sex offences against children over a 38 year period, the majority of which were committed while he […]

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Statement on the conviction of Allan Richards

by Liam Byrne | 21.10.16

Following the conviction of Allan Richards, MP Liam Byrne said: “Justice has been finally done for the victims of Allan Richards – but it should never have taken this long. I salute the incredible bravery of all those who came forward to make sure this man is now where he belongs – behind bars, I […]

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My letter to the Home Secretary

by Liam Byrne | 21.10.16

Following the conviction of Allan Richards, I have written a letter to the Home Secretary to request a meeting with her.

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APPG on Children of Alcoholics | Evidence Submission

by Liam Byrne | 14.09.16

Submissions to this survey – along with those of children’s charities and medical experts – will form the basis of the first ever Manifesto for Children of Alcoholics.

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My speech to the House of Commons on the principles for a new special relationship with Europe

by Liam Byrne | 30.06.16

Below you can read the speech I made to the House of Commons on 29th June 2016 setting out the principles for a new special relationship with Europe. You can also watch the video of my speech here, or you can read the speech on Hansard here.   Liam Byrne MP I welcome today’s debate […]

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