Labour Renewal for the Fourth Industrial Revolution – My piece for Progress

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Dear friends, I thought I would share with you an article I wrote for Progress on Labour renewal. You can read the piece below: Labour Renewal for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Just as the Labour movement was born in the giant factories of the Victorian age, so we will be reborn in the giant networks […]

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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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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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Unemployment Figures – October 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 October 2015 was 3,921. This represents a rate of 8.7% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 4th highest […]

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Policy Network Speech in Infographics

Dear friends, Yesterday I delivered a speech to Policy Network on entrepreneurial socialism, tackling inequality and the case for a #NewClause4. You can read the speech here. You can also see below my speech in six infographics:   1) Britain 2015: More Super Rich. More Super Poor.                     […]

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My new version of Clause IV charts a way forward for Labour

Dear friends, You may have seen my piece on the Guardian’s Comment Is Free website on my suggested New Clause IV for the Labour Party. You can read the Guardian article here or below:     My new version of Clause IV charts a way forward for Labour When Jeremy Corbyn sealed his stunning leadership […]

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Joint MPs letter to Lord O’Neill on West Midlands devolution deal

Dear friends, Yesterday I sent a letter signed by 19 West Midlands MPs from across the political spectrum to Lord O’Neill, the Commerical Secretary to the Treasury, outlining the strong cross-party support for the negotiation of a significant devolution deal for the West Midlands. You can read a copy of the letter by clicking on […]

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China, UK ‘truly interdependent’ on threshold of golden era – my piece for China Daily

Dear friends, I thought I would share a piece I have written for China Daily on UK-Chinese relations. You can read the piece below:     China, UK ‘truly interdependent’ on threshold of golden era. President Xi Jinping’s visit comes at a genuinely auspicious time. It comes as our two countries are finally poised on […]

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Byrne welcomes new city drive for youth jobs in Hodge Hill

Press Statement – Friday 16th October 2015 ***For Immediate Release*** Byrne welcomes new city drive for youth jobs in Hodge Hill Liam Byrne MP today joined forces with Sir Albert Bore and Cllr Penny Holbrook to launch ‘EmployAbility Employers Convention’ – asking city employers to pledge new jobs for Hodge Hill young people. The convention […]

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Unemployment figures – September 2015

  Dear friends, I thought I would share with you some figures from the House of Commons Library on unemployment in Hodge Hill which I’ve received today. The total number of unemployed claimants in Birmingham, Hodge Hill constituency in September 2015 was 3,987. This is 907 lower than in September 2014 but represents a rise of 31 when […]

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