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My response to the Grenfell disaster

by Liam Byrne | 21.06.17 | in: National news

Many constituents have written to me about the Grenfell fire. Most enquiries focused on fire-safety standards, the weakness of the Government’s response and the need to properly assist the victims of the fire in finding new housing and professional support in overcoming the tragedy that has befallen their community. I have prepared the following response:

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My speech to the House of Commons on the principles for a new special relationship with Europe

by Liam Byrne | 30.06.16

Below you can read the speech I made to the House of Commons on 29th June 2016 setting out the principles for a new special relationship with Europe. You can also watch the video of my speech here, or you can read the speech on Hansard here.   Liam Byrne MP I welcome today’s debate […]

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Infographics from my Dragons speech – 24 May 2016

by Liam Byrne | 25.05.16

  Here are the three headlines from my research which I published today alongside the launch of my new book Dragons: Ten Entrepreneurs Who Built Britain      

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Statement on unaccompanied child refugees – 25th April 2016

by Liam Byrne | 25.04.16

  Liam Byrne today urged MP’s to support the ‘Dubs amendment’ to require the government to reach out and support 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees.   The Hodge Hill MP has been highlighting the plight of unaccompanied child refugees in Parliament and in the Council of Europe. He recently challenged the Prime Minister on the issue […]

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My speech on Unaccompanied Children to the Council of Europe – 19 April 2016

by Liam Byrne | 19.04.16

I am in Strasbourg this week taking part in the UK delegation to the Council of Europe. Although this means I wasn’t able to take part in this morning’s important Westminster Hall debate on Unaccompanied Children in Parliament. Instead, I’ve just made the following speech to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, you can […]

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

by Liam Byrne | 21.03.16

**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

by Liam Byrne | 21.03.16

**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”

by Liam Byrne | 16.03.16

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

by Liam Byrne | 10.03.16

**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

by Liam Byrne | 10.03.16

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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