Posts in the category of: Young people

Sport 4 Life Free Sports Leadership Course

by Liam Byrne | 06.06.16

Dear friends, I thought you might be interested in an exciting new opportunity for 16-25 years olds to gain a free level 1 qualification in Sports Leadership. The course is being offered by Sport 4 Life, a local Birmingham charity who aim to change the lives of disadvantaged young people between the ages of 12 […]

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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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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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Unemployment Figures February 2016

by Liam Byrne | 16.03.16

Dear friends, I thought I would share with you all some figures I received from the House of Commons Library. The total number of unemployed claimants in Birmingham, Hodge Hill constituency in February 2016 was 3,814. This represents a rate of 8.5% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 4th highest of […]

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Gear Up 4 Work

by Liam Byrne | 29.02.16

Dear friends, I thought you might be interested in an exciting opportunity for 16-25 year olds called Gear Up 4 Work starting in the week commencing 21stMarch 2016 in Birmingham. Gear Up 4 Work is a six month training programme for 16-25 year olds Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEETs) who are struggling to […]

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Unemployment Figures January 2016

by Liam Byrne | 17.02.16

Dear friends, I thought I would share with you all some figures I recently received from the House of Commons Library. The total number of unemployed claimants in Birmingham, Hodge Hill constituency in January 2016 was 3,946. This represents a rate of 8.8% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 4th highest of […]

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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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BBC Breakfast interview on campaign to support children of alcoholics

by Liam Byrne | 08.02.16

Dear friends, Today I was interviewed on BBC Breakfast as part of the cross-party campaign to support the children of alcoholics. You can watch the interview here:     You might also want to check out the report BBC Breakfast did here: Most local councils don’t have any special services to support children of alcoholics […]

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