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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

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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My letter to the Foreign office on the plight of the Rohingya people of Burma

by Liam Byrne | 07.12.16

I write to you on behalf of my constituents who have writen to me with regards to the plight of the minority Muslim population in Burma who are faced with the gravest threat to their human rights. According to the United Nations, the threat of sectarian violence and torture has led to some 10,000 of […]

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