Posts in the category of: Public services

Birmingham Labour: The Positive Offer 2016

by Liam Byrne | 25.04.16

  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

by Liam Byrne | 18.04.16

  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

by Liam Byrne | 15.02.16

  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

by Liam Byrne | 01.02.16

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

by Liam Byrne | 17.11.15

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

by Liam Byrne | 15.10.15

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

by Liam Byrne | 13.10.15

  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

by Liam Byrne | 01.10.15

  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

by Liam Byrne | 01.10.15

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

by Liam Byrne | 21.09.15

  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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