Posts by Liam Byrne

Winter of Compassion

by Liam Byrne | 13.02.19 | in: Video

When did a neighbour give you a helping hand?

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Winter of Compassion campaign launched to end West Midlands hunger

by Liam Byrne | 13.02.19 | in: Constituency news, Equality, Families and children, Featured, Hodge Hill, Liam's Latest, Local campaigns, Local Issues, Local News, Press Release, Social action, Universal credit | Tags:

Liam Byrne MP has today launched a new ‘Winter of Compassion’ campaign to help Midlands’ residents raise food donations for their local foodbanks.   The Birmingham MP was forced to develop new techniques for raising a tonne of food a month for his own Hodge Hill constituency foodbanks after uncovering a surge in Universal Credit […]

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Addiction treatment budgets cut again while alcohol A&E cases soar

by Liam Byrne | 11.02.19 | in: COA, Featured

Embargo: 0001 Monday 11th February Addiction treatment budgets cut again while alcohol A&E cases soar Byrne releases annual audit ahead of Children of Alcoholics week. Budgets for alcohol and drug treatment services are falling nationwide – with further cuts still to come – despite soaring numbers of A&E admissions due to alcohol misuse. The data was […]

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Free travel for ‘WASPI women’ to be delivered after intervention by Labour Council Leaders

by Liam Byrne | 01.02.19 | in: Featured, Public services

Free travel will be delivered for ‘WASPI women’ in the West Midlands after Labour Leaders have intervened to provide funding from their budgets. The move will be officially unveiled in the upcoming WMCA budget and will be a major boost to reduce living costs. Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council and Cllr Roger […]

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MY STATEMENT ON THE NO OUTSIDERS PROGRAMME AT PARKFIELD COMMUNITY SCHOOL

by Liam Byrne | 28.01.19 | in: Press Release

The No Outsiders programme has for 4 years, taught children that everyone is welcome. It’s been pioneered by one of the greatest schools in the country, at the heart of our community in Birmingham. As the dad of three children, I know that sex and relationship education is always a subject in which parents rightfully […]

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AI World Society Distinguished Lecture

by Liam Byrne | 11.12.18

A Bill of Digital Rights: The Case for a 34th Amendment AI World Society Distinguished Lecture The Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP Wednesday 12th December 2018 Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation and House of Commons   Governor Dukakis, Mr President and Minister Taro Kono, friends and colleagues. Let me apologise at once for speaking […]

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European Committee: No Adequacy Agreement Guaranteed After Brexit

by Liam Byrne | 24.10.18

Key lines from Margot James ‘I cannot give a cast-iron timetable, [on securing the adequacy agreement] because I cannot speak for the European Commission, which is the vital party to such discussions. The ball is in its court’. ‘I cannot give him a categorical assurance that an adequacy agreement will be in place at any […]

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INFORMATION WARFARE: WINNING THE BATTLE AHEAD 

by Liam Byrne | 28.09.18

Immediate release Information Warfare: Winning the Battle Ahead Remarks to Club de Madrid/ World Leadership Alliance Conference Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Riga, Latvia Thursday 27 September 2018 Thank you Madam President and thank you for the opportunity to speak here today. In the UK we’re very proud of our small part in your history and […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Labour proposes new duty of care for social media firms to protect children online

by Liam Byrne | 17.09.18 | in: Young people | Tags: ,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Labour proposes new duty of care for social media firms to protect children online  Labour will create a new duty of care for social media firms, demanding digital giants take action to protect children from online harms.  The announcement comes as Labour submits its evidence to the Information Commissioner for a new statutory code that will require tech firms […]

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