Posts in the category of: Equality

Statement on OFFA Access Arrangements announcement – 16 July 2015

by Liam Byrne | 16.07.15

  Dear all,   This morning OFFA, the fair access watchdog, has announced new access agreements with Universities which aim to ensure poor and disadvantage students are able to go to University.   More details here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-33537265   In response to this announcement Liam Byrne MP, the Shadow Minister for Universities has made the following […]

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Liam Byrne MP statement on Tory plans to cut student maintenance grants

by Liam Byrne | 12.06.15

  Dear friends,   You may have seen the report by the BBC’s Newsnight last night on Tory plans to cut student maintenance grants. This is deeply troubling. You can read the full story on the BBC News website here:   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-33103878   And my statement on the matter is below:   “The coalition betrayed […]

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First Constituency Wide Residents Meeting of 2015 – Immigration – Saturday 24 January 2015

by Liam Byrne | 19.01.15

Dear friends,   Many of you will have read, in my Winter Newsletter, about the three constituency wide residents meeting that I will be holding between now and the election. They’re on the 3 big issues residents tell me are most important – and I want to hear what you think needs to change in […]

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Statement on UCAS admission service figures for 2014 – 19 December 2014

by Liam Byrne | 19.12.14

  Dear friends,   This morning UCAS released their admission service figures for 2014.   You can read the full report here: http://www.ucas.com/sites/default/files/ucas-end-of-cycle-report-2014.pdf   My statement in response is below:   Commenting, Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills Liam Byrne MP said:   “More people going into higher education is good news – as a […]

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Time to Start Backing and Stop Attacking Our Young People – My speech to Burnt Mill – Tuesday 16 December 2014

by Liam Byrne | 16.12.14

There has been some press coverage of my speech. You can read coverage from the Independent here,  from the Evening Standard here, and a piece from me in LabourList here. I am also delighted to say that the visit was covered by YourHarlow – here. If you have felt exploited by a long unpaid internship then I […]

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West Midlands Labour Annual Conference – 15 November 2014

by Liam Byrne | 17.11.14

  Dear friends, I have just returned from the West Midlands Labour Annual Conference at Warwick University in Coventry. It was an excellent couple of days with great opportunities to engage with fellow MPs, members and regional staff. One of the most important things to come out of the conference was the final draft of Labour’s […]

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My letter to Sir Albert Bore: “Power to our people: A Birmingham Constitutional Convention” – 19 September 2014

by Liam Byrne | 19.09.14

  Dear friends,   Please see below my letter to City Council Leader Sir Albert Bore, dated today, entitled “Power to our people: A Birmingham Constitutional Convention”    

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My letter to Hodge Hill residents: what is Westminster’s vow to Birmingham?

by Liam Byrne | 19.09.14

  Dear friends   What should be Westminster’s vow to Birmingham?   I’ve spent this week in Glasgow campaigning to keep our country together. I passionately believe that the challenges we have in Hodge Hill are easier to solve if we remain together as one United Kingdom. We had a stake in our Scottish neighbours […]

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Power to our people: its time for radical devolution to Birmingham – 19 September 2014

by Liam Byrne | 19.09.14

  Dear friends,   Today, Ed Miliband has taken the bold step of moving quickly to grant new powers to Scotland’s people and to propose a UK Constitutional Convention “rooted in our nations and regions, to address the need for further devolution in England and political reform of Westminster.” This will look at issues like   […]

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Liam Byrne publishes ‘Robbins Rebooted’ – laying out a vision for 21st Century Higher Education and university reform – 28 August 2014

by Liam Byrne | 28.08.14

  Dear friends,   Today the Social Market Foundation (SMF) has published my pamphlet entitled ‘Robbins Rebooted’.   You can view an electronic version of the pamphlet here.   In it I set out options for reform of Britain’s universities to boost the country’s knowledge economy and open high paying technical and professional jobs to the […]

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