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Weekly Round Up 2nd May

by Liam Byrne | 04.05.20

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

by Liam Byrne | 25.04.20

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

by Liam Byrne | 18.04.20

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

by Liam Byrne | 17.05.19 | in: Featured

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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Dear James, please pay us what we’re owed

by Liam Byrne | 15.05.19 | Tags:

Dear James, Please pay over the money agreed for house building. We have a housing and homelessness crisis in our region. Homelessness is soaring and we are building affordable homes so slowly it will take until 2052 to clear waiting lists for council waiting lists. But when the West Midlands Combined Authority was set up, […]

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The State of Economic Justice in Birmingham and the Black Country

by Liam Byrne | 08.05.19 | in: Economics, Featured, Liam's Latest, Local News, National news

Birmingham and the Black Country falling behind the rest of England on key economic indicators Birmingham and the Black Country (the local authority areas of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton) are falling behind on key economic indicators such as prosperity, productivity, employment and skills, according to a new report. The report will be launched today in Parliament at an event chaired […]

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Byrne demands action on failing healthcare for homeless people as statistics reveal Birmingham tops the list of homeless deaths

by Liam Byrne | 25.02.19

Byrne demands action on failing healthcare for homeless people as statistics reveal Birmingham tops the list of homeless deaths Liam Byrne has today written to the head of the Care Quality Commission to demand transformation of care for homeless people as new statistics reveal Birmingham tops table for deaths of homeless people. New ONS statistics […]

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Winter of Compassion

by Liam Byrne | 13.02.19 | in: Video

When did a neighbour give you a helping hand?

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