Red Shift – Understanding England as it is – Inspiring England as it could be – 24 September 2015

  Dear friends,   I wanted to share our very first Red Shift report, Looking for a New England, with you which we are publishing today.   Click on the front page below to open up the PDF for the full report.   You can read the executive summary further down.   For more details visit: […]

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A Metro-Mayor for the West Midlands – A proposal from Liam Byrne MP – 6 November 2014

  Dear friends,     You may have read my interview in the Birmingham Post this morning entitled; Midland mayor “could run policing, transport and support for business”   The news that Manchester has got the green light for a metro-mayor is great. As Chief Secretary to the Treasury in the last government, I worked hard […]

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‘Ending the gap between classroom and career: Labour’s next steps in skills and higher education reform’ – my speech at the City of Westminster College – 7 July 2014

  Dear friends,   This morning I gave a speech to the City of Westminster College entitled; ‘Ending the gap between classroom and career: Labour’s next steps in skills and higher education reform’.   See the full text below:   Ending the gap between classroom and career: Labour’s next steps in skills and higher education […]

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My speech to Parliamentary Links Day 2014 – Launching Labour’s Green Paper on Science – 24 June 2014

  Dear friends,   It was an honour to launch Labour’s Science Green Paper, entitled: Agenda 2030: One Nation Labour’s Plan for Science and Innovation, this morning at the annual Parliamentary Links Day 2014.   You can read the paper here.   My speech is in full below:   ————————————————————————————————————————–   Strengthen British Science and Strengthen Britain […]

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One Nation Labour’s Plan for Science – 24 June 2014

  Dear friends,   This morning I will be sharing our Green Paper on Science entitled – ‘Agenda 2030: One Nation Labour’s Plan for Science.’   If we are to build an opportunity economy with high skilled jobs and the wages to go with them then science and innovation have to be central to our strategy. […]

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Letter to the Bishop of Birmingham from Shabana Mahmood MP & Liam Byrne MP

  Dear friends, This morning Shabana Mahmood and I have written to the Bishop of Birmingham on the subject of a inter-faith panel on education in Birmingham. You can see the text of the letter below:   Your Grace   Inter-faith Panel on Education in Birmingham   Further to conversations on Friday with yourself and […]

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‘Inclusive Growth’ – My speech to the Oxford Martin School – 5 June 2014

Download PDF here View my slides here Watch my speech on YouTube here ———————————————————————————- Inclusive Growth: How New Ambitions and New Alliances Can Rebuild the Opportunity Economy Speech to Oxford Martin School Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP Thursday 5th June 2014   It’s a real pleasure to speak here at the Oxford Martin School today. In […]

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Birmingham Steps Up Fight against Child Poverty – Conference Friday 11 April

    News from Liam Byrne MP Immediate Release   Birmingham Steps Up Fight against Child Poverty    Liam Byrne MP and Cllr John Cotton are stepping up Birmingham’s battle against child poverty on Friday by bringing together experts from across Britain to plan the city’s fight back.   The conference, which will be opened […]

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My speech – ‘Robbins Rebooted’ – 1 April 2014

  Robbins Rebooted    Agenda 2030 and Britain’s Higher Education Speech to Business in the Community: Role of Universities in Fostering Leaders   Tuesday 1st April 2014     Thank you very much.   It’s a great pleasure to speak to Business in the Community today.   I had to come and speak today in […]

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New Birmingham Labour Policy Review Discussion Papers

Dear Friends,   I have just sent out another two discussion documents for the Birmingham Labour Policy Review.   – Jobs and Growth – Local Environment, Anti-Social Behaviour & Crime   You can read them and other policy papers on the dedicated Birmingham Policy Review page of my website.   Liam

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