Byrne warns of looming NHS crisis if cuts go ahead in Birmingham

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**For Immediate Release**                                                  Thursday 11th February 2016 Byrne warns of looming NHS crisis if cuts go ahead in Birmingham Liam Byrne MP warned yesterday in the House of Commons that the ‘battering of Birmingham’ may well spark a crisis in local hospitals. This followed new research from the House of Commons library which shows that […]

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Update from Birmingham City Council on Small Heath School Situation

Dear friends, I thought I would share with you the following update I have received today from Birmingham City Council on the situation at Small Heath school. Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet member for children’s services, comments on the situation at Small Heath school. As negotiations continue and further strike action by the NUT takes place […]

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Photos from Health Centres Summit – Friday 22nd January

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Dear friends, Today I hosted a Health Centres summit with Birmingham’s NHS leaders as well as the Council, Jobcentre and third sector groups to get two of Hodge Hill’s new health centres fully up and running. Here are a few photos from the summit:

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Unemployment Figures December 2015

Dear friends, I thought I would share with you all some figures I recently received from the House of Commons Library. The total number of unemployed claimants in Birmingham, Hodge Hill constituency in December 2015 was 3,782. This represents a rate of 8.4% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 4th highest of […]

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Byrne to host Hodge Hill health centres summit

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**Immediate Release**                                                                                                                             21/01/2016 Byrne to host Hodge Hill health centres summit Liam Byrne MP will tomorrow host a health centres summit to get two of Hodge Hill’s new health centres fully up and running. After a five year campaign to get them built, the two health centres on Clodeshall Road in Washwood Heath and on […]

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January 21st, 2016

Birmingham urged to unite against Tommy Robinson’s Pegida by drinking tea

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Dear friends I thought I would share a piece from the Birmingham Mail which quotes my remarks on the upcoming Pegida march and the Hope not Hate pledge calling for unity and hope. You can sign the Hope Not Hate pledge here. You can read the Birmingham Mail piece below: Birmingham urged to unite against Tommy Robinson’s […]

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January 18th, 2016

Byrne pledges to fight government’s cuts to disability benefits

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**Immediate Release**                                                                                                                             15/01/2016 Byrne pledges to fight government’s cuts to disability benefits Liam Byrne MP has today pledged to continue fighting the government’s plans to cut Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) for those with a disability. The most recent figures from the Department for Work and Pensions suggest that this cut will affect up to […]

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January 15th, 2016

‘End youth unemployment for good’ say East Birmingham MPs

‘End youth unemployment for good’ say East Birmingham MPs Liam Byrne and Jack Dromey today set out their ambition to end youth unemployment for good at the first East Birmingham Jobs Summit. The summit co-chaired by Cllr Penny Holbrook, included Birmingham City Council Chief Executive Mark Rogers, the city’s regeneration team and the head of […]

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Unemployment figures – November 2015

Dear friends, I thought I would share with you all some figures I recently received from the House of Commons Library. The total number of unemployed claimants in Birmingham, Hodge Hill constituency in November 2015 was 3,887. This represents a rate of 8.6% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 4th highest of […]

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