Posts in the category of: Families and children

What basic powers should all citizens have?

by Liam Byrne | 03.11.15

  Dear friends,   In my speech earlier today, calling for a #NewClause4, I promised to publish some work we did in Government on the basic powers we want to see in the hands of our citizens.   Today I am publishing these slides for the first time. Click on the first slide below to […]

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EDM on Compassion as a ‘Fundamental British Value’

by Liam Byrne | 26.10.15

  Dear friends,   Today I tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) in Parliament calling on the Government to include compassion on it’s list of ‘fundamental British Values’.   EDM: ‘That this house notes the list of British values published in the Prevent Strategy 2011 includes democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect […]

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Byrne challenges Nicky Morgan to add ‘compassion’ to the official list of British values

by Liam Byrne | 26.10.15

Immediate Release News from Liam Byrne MP                                                                           26/10/2015   Byrne challenges Nicky Morgan to add ‘compassion’ to the official list of British values    Liam Byrne MP today challenged the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan to add ‘compassion’ to the official list of British values celebrated nationally and promoted in the nation’s schools.   You can […]

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New leadership at Heart of England – 24 October 2015

by Liam Byrne | 24.10.15

  Dear friends,   As you will know from my post earlier this week there has been a significant leadership change at the Heart of England NHS foundation trust (HEFT) which runs Heartlands and our local Health Centres. You can read more here but I have copied my statement below:   “I welcome this news […]

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Statement on case at Parkfield School – 13 October 2015

by Liam Byrne | 13.10.15

  Speaking in response to the news that a young child of 10 at Parkfield Community School was reported to the Police on suspicion of ‘terrorist tendencies’, Liam Byrne MP said:   “I am asking for a full account from the school and police. This story underlines just how hard it is for teachers to […]

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Labour must rewrite Clause 4, and put inequality centre stage

by Liam Byrne | 21.09.15

  Dear friends,   I thought you might be interested in reading my latest piece for the Guardian entitled; “Labour must rewrite Clause 4, and put inequality centre stage”.   You can view the piece here:   Or read it below. Very best Liam   Labour must rewrite Clause 4, and put inequality centre stage […]

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The government needs to do more to help refugees

by Liam Byrne | 15.09.15

Dear friends, Thank you for all of your emails and letters over the last few weeks about the ongoing refugee crisis. As you know, the Tory government’s action on refugees simply does not match up to the scale of the crisis we are facing. The brutal civil war in Syria, the turbulence in Libya and […]

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The European refugee crisis – 3 September 2015

by Liam Byrne | 03.09.15

Dear friends,   I am sure you will have seen some of the coverage of the increasingly desparate refugee crisis growing across Europe.   Yvette Cooper, who I am backing to be the next Labour Leader, made a speech earlier in the week lamenting Britain’s current position – Germany has given more sanctuary to Syrians in […]

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Letter from Ofsted to Nicky Morgan on situation at Park View and other Hodge Hill Schools – 15 July 2015

by Liam Byrne | 15.07.15

  Dear friends,   Yesterday Ofsted published its latest advice letter to the Secretary of State for Education on the latest position with schools in Birmingham (including Park View and other Hodge Hill schools) and Tower Hamlets.   The advice note sets out the progress being made at the schools, as well as highlighting wider safeguarding […]

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My statement on today’s Ofsted reports on Park View and Nansen – 24 March 2015

by Liam Byrne | 24.03.15

  Dear friends,   You may have seen that Ofsted has brought out new reports today, including ones into Park View and Nansen Primary School.   You can see my statement in response here below: “I welcome today’s Ofsted report into Park View. This report is a credit to the parents and Governors at the […]

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