Unemployment Figures February 2016

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

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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Byrne wins bid for 3,000 jobs at Washwood Heath – 23 February 2016

LB briefing the press at Old LDV site - Copy

Liam briefs the media at the Washwood Heath site. Byrne wins bid for 3,000 jobs at Washwood Heath   MPs have demanded that High-Speed 2 change its plans for the old LDV Alstom site in Washwood Heath to allow 3000 jobs to be created – 10 times more than the original plan.   The “instruction […]

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Unemployment Figures January 2016

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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Unemployment Figures December 2015

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 December 2015 was 3,782. This represents a rate of 8.4% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 4th highest of […]

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Unemployment figures – November 2015

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 November 2015 was 3,887. This represents a rate of 8.6% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 4th highest of […]

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Unemployment Figures – October 2015

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 October 2015 was 3,921. This represents a rate of 8.7% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 4th highest […]

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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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Byrne welcomes new city drive for youth jobs in Hodge Hill

Press Statement – Friday 16th October 2015 ***For Immediate Release*** Byrne welcomes new city drive for youth jobs in Hodge Hill Liam Byrne MP today joined forces with Sir Albert Bore and Cllr Penny Holbrook to launch ‘EmployAbility Employers Convention’ – asking city employers to pledge new jobs for Hodge Hill young people. The convention […]

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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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