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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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Investment in Education

by Liam Byrne | 07.12.16

Schools in Hodge Hill and across the country are faced with inadequate funding to their budgets which affects their ability to provide for the quality of education that our children deserve. The huge cuts by the government to school budgets over the next coming years is an issue of serious concern to me. The government’s […]

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Policy response on the import of fur into the UK

by Liam Byrne | 07.12.16

The welfare of animals is an important issue and the suffering of animals is deplorable. We took the decision many years ago to end fur farming in the UK. The UK was a driving force behind EU regulations banning the import of animal fur and skin. The import of fur of endangered animals into the […]

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CCTV in Equine Slaughterhouses

by Liam Byrne | 07.12.16

The welfare of horses at the end of their lives is an issue that requires proper scrutiny. Protecting animal welfare in slaughterhouses should be encouraged. The mandatory use of CCTV in slaughterhouses should therefore apply in all circumstances and in relation to all animals. CCTV coverage in equine slaughterhouses in nowhere near as comprehensive as […]

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