Statement on West Mids Devolution Deal – 17 November 2015

  Dear friends,   You will have seen the news that the West Midlands Combined Authority has announced it’s deal with the Government to see more powers and funding brought to our region. You can read the Birmingham Post coverage of the news by clicking here: I have today released a statement on behalf of […]

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Interview with Amartya Sen on power to our citizens – Sept 2009

Following today’s speech on Rewriting The Rules, I thought I’d republish an interview I did with Amartya Sen in 2009 on how we put more power into the hands of our citizens….   ————————————————————————————   27 September 2009 Liam Byrne MP interview with Amartya Sen   LB:  Rawls talks about equality of opportunity as a starting […]

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My speech on entrepreneurial socialism, the fight against inequality and a #NewClause4

  Dear friends,   I am giving a speech this morning at Policy Network called entrepreneurial socialism – it sets out how the Labour Party can unite around the fight against inequality with a #NewClause4.   You can read my speech here using this link here:   Byrne – How We Rewrite the Rules for Our […]

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Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill – Read my speech to the House of Commons 14 October 2015

  Dear friends,   Yesterday the House of Commons debated a very important Bill for the future of our community, Birmingham and the West Midlands.   The Bioll addresses some of the Government’s plans for further devolution, the creation of Combined Authorities and Metro Mayors.   You can read my speech below; if you would […]

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Make Midlands the UK’s enterprise and engineering capital – News from Liam Byrne MP

  Immediate Release News from Liam Byrne MP                                                                                       14/10/2015 Make Midlands the UK’s enterprise and engineering capital – Byrne   Liam Byrne will today call for the Government to hand powers to the West Midlands to become the country’s enterprise and engineering capital – but ask the government to show flexibility on demanding a metro-mayor […]

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My statement on Sir Albert Bore’s decision to step down as Leader of Birmingham City Council

  Dear friends,   You can read my statement following news of Sir Albert Bore’s decision to step down as Leader of Birmingham City Council here below: “Albert is quite simply one of Brum’s all time greats.” “He’s been a visionary, a fighter, an organiser, a town hall legend and what has never left him […]

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Statement on Monitor investigation into Heart of England NHS Trust

  Dear friends,   You may have seen the news already but Monitor, the sector regulator for health services in England, has announced today that it is launching an investigation into the deteriorating financial position at Heart of England NHS Trust.   You can read my statement on the matter below and the full press […]

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Statement on Monitor investigation into Heart of England NHS Trust

Dear friends,   You may have seen the news already but Monitor, the sector regulator for health services in England, has announced today that it is launching an investigation into the deteriorating financial position at Heart of England NHS Trust.   You can read my statement on the matter below and the full press release […]

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Labour must rewrite Clause 4, and put inequality centre stage

  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: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/21/labour-rewrite-clause-four-inequality-jeremy-corbyn-moderates   Or read it below. Very best Liam   Labour must rewrite Clause 4, and put inequality centre stage […]

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The opening of the newly refurbished New Street Station

  Dear friends, I was delighted to attend, earlier today, the grand opening of the newly refurbished New Street Station which has now at long last opened.   Back in 2008 when I was Minister for the West Midlands I secured the investment of £600 million to ensure the refurbishment got under way.   You […]

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