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My response to the Grenfell disaster

by Liam Byrne | 21.06.17 | in: National news

Many constituents have written to me about the Grenfell fire. Most enquiries focused on fire-safety standards, the weakness of the Government’s response and the need to properly assist the victims of the fire in finding new housing and professional support in overcoming the tragedy that has befallen their community. I have prepared the following response:

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A new agenda for inclusive growth

by Liam Byrne | 21.06.17 | in: Economics

A simple truth is now clear in economics. Policymakers and politicians know how to globalise, but we do not know how to make globalisation work for the majority of voters. And today we see the consequences of this in referenda and elections around the world. Inequality in advanced countries is fuelling huge political instability. Since […]

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The unacceptable state of our streets

by Liam Byrne | 21.06.17 | in: Anti social behaviour

During the General Election, I spent 30 days on the streets of Hodge Hill Constituency talking to local residents. Rubbish and fly-tipping remain a top concern. This presentation sets out evidence collected walking around my constituency every day. You can download this presentation here.

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Shard End Action Plan

by Liam Byrne | 15.04.17 | in: Anti social behaviour, Police, Shard End

Following my meeting with Shard End residents, I’ve drawn up this action plan to tackle the issues raised.

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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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