Posts by Liam Byrne

Labour is the traditional party of fraternity, says minister

by Liam Byrne | 12.09.08

The Minister for Immigration Liam Byrne today claimed that Labour is the only party that can ‘refresh’ Britain’s sense of community. In a pamphlet written for the think tank Demos, ‘A More United Kingdom’, he says that Labour is built on ideas of fraternity and fairness, and must not allow the Conservative party to claim […]

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Byrne Calls Time on Tesco Plan

by Liam Byrne | 01.09.08

Liam Byrne today demanded more time for residents to be consulted on Tesco’s plan to put a superstore on Brockhurst Playing Fields. The MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill has battled against the supermarket giants since being elected in 2004. He was appalled when the corporation were granted outline planning permission to build on playing fields […]

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Liam Byrne welcomes first Cabinet in the West Midlands

by Liam Byrne | 05.08.08

Liam Byrne, Minister for the West Midlands, today welcomes news that the Cabinet will come to the region for its meeting on 8th September. The minister, who was involved in planning the meeting with No 10 last week, said: “This is a huge vote of confidence in the progress we’ve made in the West Midlands […]

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West Midlands economy stronger thanks to Advantage West Midlands says Byrne

by Liam Byrne | 22.07.08

Liam Byrne, Minister for the West Midlands today congratulated Advantage West Midlands – the Regional Development Agency – on their performance for 2007/08. In response to the earlier announcement from the Department of Business and Enterprise, Liam said: “I am delighted to see that thanks to the hard work of Advantage West Midlands our region […]

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Byrne pulls pints at Fox & Goose Pub to celebrate Pub Week 2008

by Liam Byrne | 15.07.08

The date:18th July 2008 The time: 12:15pm The place: Fox & Goose Pub, (Fox & Goose Shopping Centre) Washwood Heath Road, B8 2NB Liam Byrne MP will be dropping in at the Fox & Goose Pub in Birmingham Hodge Hill as publicans across the country celebrate the second Proud of Pubs Week. And the public […]

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Byrne wins Tesco Toilet victory

by Liam Byrne | 14.07.08

Liam Byrne met with representatives from Tesco following the city council’s decision to sell off Brockhurst Playing Fields in Hodge Hill. Tesco have agreed to work with him to regenerate the Fox and Goose shopping centre to make it a more desirable place to shop and relax. The MP for Hodge Hill has vigorously opposed […]

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Byrne takes Hodge Hill 2020 plans to the top

by Liam Byrne | 08.07.08

Liam Byrne took his plans for Hodge Hill in 2020 to leading regeneration agencies Advantage West Midlands (AWM), and East Birmingham and North Solihull Regeneration Zone (EBNS) last week. HH2020 is the vision for the future of Hodge Hill developed by the MP in a series of residents’ meetings, roundtable discussions and conferences with residents. […]

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Hodge Hill youngsters pride at prizegiving

by Liam Byrne | 26.06.08

Liam Byrne MP presented prizes to students who had taken part in an innovative educational programme to develop character at a ceremony last week. The programme was run by Learning for Life, a charitable organisation who started the Values Award programme in 2005. The project enables students to reflect on human qualities such as enthusiasm, […]

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Byrne negotiates fair deal for residents

by Liam Byrne | 20.06.08

Liam met with representatives from Central Networks and local residents this week to put forward concerns about the disruption that a new energy sub station in Shard End is causing. The Hodge Hill MP was outraged that designers from Birmingham City Council who had worked with Central Networks had not consulted with local residents about […]

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Liam supports residents in protest

by Liam Byrne | 10.06.08

Liam Byrne today organised a protest outside Birmingham Council House to highlight the council’s failure to demolish two high rise towers. Unable to be there himself as he has been ordered to stay in Westminster due to the Terrorism votes, Liam arranged for residents and local councillors from the Bromford Estate in Hodge Hill, where […]

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