Birmingham Labour: The Positive Offer 2016

Brum Positive Offer Launch - 25 April 16

  This morning I was delighted to help launch Birmingham Labour’s Positive Offer for Local Government ahead of the Council elections on Thursday 5th May 2016.   You can read a copy of the Positive Offer document by clicking on the front cover below.   Here I am launching the Positive Offer document this morning: […]

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Statement on news that Rockwood Academy and Nansen Primary School have been rated good

  Great news; Nansen Primary and Rockwood Academy, formerly Park View, have both been removed from Special Measures and are now rated “good” by Ofsted. Here’s my statement:   “This is great news for both Nansen and Rockwood Academy and recognises the hard work of so many at the schools and in our local community.” […]

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David Stafford NACOA Lecture – 15th Feb 2016

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  Dear friends,   This evening I have the great honour and privilege of giving the annual NACOA David Stafford lecture here in Portcullis House in Parliament.   You can read the text of my speech here below or by clicking here.   With all best wishes   Liam   Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP […]

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Update on Birmingham Burial Services

Dear friends, Following on from our burial services summit in November 2015 I was delighted to hear from Angela Robinson, Superintendent Registrar of Birmingham City Council, that the Birmingham Registration Service, in partnership with the Birmingham and Solihull Coroner are now able to provide Out of England removal services on weekends, following a successful pilot. […]

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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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