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Liam Byrne is the Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Hodge Hill, Shadow Mayor for the West Midlands, Chair of the Global Parliamentary Network of the IMF & World Bank, and a proud supporter of the National Association of the Children of Alcoholics. He lives in Birmingham with Sarah and their children Alex, John and Lizzie.

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Liam Byrne is the Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Hodge Hill, Shadow Digital Minister, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Inclusive Growth, and a proud supporter of the National Association of the Children of Alcoholics. He lives in Birmingham with Sarah, their children Alex, John and Lizzie and a highly excitable pointer, Soda.

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The Rt Hon. Liam Byrne MP is the Shadow Mayor for the West Midlands, MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill, Chair of the Global Parliamentary Network of the IMF & World Bank, and Gwilym Gibbon Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. A former Cabinet minister, Liam undertook some of the toughest jobs in the last Labour Government at the Home Office, in 10 Downing Street where as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, he coordinated cross-government programmes to combat the Great Financial Crisis, and in Her Majesty’s Treasury where, as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, he designed Labour’s fiscal consolidation strategy... MORE

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Mayor’s Local Industrial Strategy A Missed Opportunity for West Midlands Green New Deal

Liam Byrne will today say the Tory Mayor of the West Midlands has missed a huge opportunity to declare a Climate Emergency and put in place a Green New Deal to tackle spiralling youth unemployment. The Tory mayor, Andy Street, today launches his local industrial strategy – without any timetable to deliver a carbon neutral […]

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Weekly Round Up 2nd May

I hope very much this finds you well and safe. It’s been another intense week – but it does now seem like the Peak of Covid may be behind us – for now. We have lost so many dear loved ones – including Mary Jagroop, a much loved nurse at Heartlands. Too many families know […]

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Weekly round up 25th April

I hope everyone had a very happy St George’s Day this week, and my very best wishes to everyone celebrating Ramadan this year! It’s been another intensely busy week, so I wanted to share some updates on our work on campaigning for more PPE for our frontline staff, trying to sort the chaos in Free […]

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Weekly Round Up

This week I’ve been humbled to see the very best of our region coming together in the face of massive adversity. At the same time, we’re hearing troubling reports of a lack of PPE in our care homes and NHS and I’m working hard to make sure the government comes clean on what PPE is […]

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Let’s build a memorial to those who have died homeless

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Let's build a memorial to those who have died homeless

The best memorial to those who have died homeless, is to end homelessness for good.

But to remember those we have lost, we, the undersigned, believe there should be a memorial to the homeless people who have died.

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