Birmingham Labour: The Positive Offer 2016

Brum Positive Offer Launch - 25 April 16

  This morning I was delighted to help launch Birmingham Labour’s Positive Offer for Local Government ahead of the Council elections on Thursday 5th May 2016.   You can read a copy of the Positive Offer document by clicking on the front cover below.   Here I am launching the Positive Offer document this morning: […]

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Statement on news that Rockwood Academy and Nansen Primary School have been rated good

  Great news; Nansen Primary and Rockwood Academy, formerly Park View, have both been removed from Special Measures and are now rated “good” by Ofsted. Here’s my statement:   “This is great news for both Nansen and Rockwood Academy and recognises the hard work of so many at the schools and in our local community.” […]

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Prime Minister agrees to look again at plight of unaccompanied children in Calais following questions from Liam Byrne

**For Immediate Release**                                                                      Monday 21st March 2016 Prime Minister agrees to look again at plight of unaccompanied children in Calais following questions from Liam Byrne The Prime Minister has today agreed to look again at the plight of unaccompanied children stranded in Calais following a question from Liam Byrne MP in the House of Commons. […]

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Byrne calls on Osborne to axe PIP changes

**For Immediate Release**                                                  Monday 21st March 2016 Byrne calls on Osborne to axe PIP changes Following Iain Duncan Smith’s resignation, Liam Byrne MP is today calling on the Chancellor George Osborne to axe his cruel cuts to disability benefits. As opposition grows to these cuts, Liam Byrne MP is calling on residents to back a […]

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Birmingham MPs protest at Chancellor’s “£100 million Birmingham Bombshell”

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Birmingham MPs protest at Chancellor’s “£100 million Birmingham Bombshell” Birmingham MPs will today use the Budget debate to protest at the Government’s £100 million ‘Birmingham Bombshell’ of unfair cuts and tax rises hitting the city. They will argue that the government has promised a fairer funding deal for Birmingham but has refused to introduce this […]

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Unemployment Figures February 2016

Dear friends, I thought I would share with you all some figures I received from the House of Commons Library. The total number of unemployed claimants in Birmingham, Hodge Hill constituency in February 2016 was 3,814. This represents a rate of 8.5% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 4th highest of […]

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Byrne stands up for businesses and workers by voting down Government changes to Sunday trading laws

**For Immediate Release**                                                  Thursday 10th March 2016 Byrne stands up for businesses and workers by voting down Government changes to Sunday trading laws Last night Liam Byrne MP stood up for Hodge Hill businesses and workers by voting down the Government’s proposals to relax Sunday trading laws. The Tories had proposed to devolve Sunday Trading […]

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Labour united on plan for 3,000 jobs at Washwood Heath

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News from Liam Byrne MP – Immediate Release Labour united on plan for 3,000 jobs at Washwood Heath The Labour Party frontbench has given its full support to Liam Byrne’s campaign for 3,000 jobs at the old LDV Alstom site in Washwood Heath. This week Labour’s shadow Rail Minister, Andy McDonald MP proposed an amendment […]

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Byrne demands answers on children stranded in Calais

**For Immediate Release**                                                 Wednesday 9th March 2016   Byrne demands answers on children stranded in Calais Liam Byrne MP has demanded answers from the Home Secretary on what the Government is doing to help those child refugees stranded in Calais on their own. There are currently around 150 unaccompanied children in the Calais camp with […]

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BBC Newsbeat coverage of #IAmCOA

Dear friends, In case you missed it, I wanted to share with you some of the BBC Newsbeat coverage on children of alcoholics. BBC Newsbeat were very kind to cover our campaign launch here in Parliament. Newsbeat were contacted by so many people during the coverage of the campaign launch that they decided to run […]

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March 7th, 2016