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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Speech to Bath University, Monday 2nd July 2018 Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP DOWNLOAD HERE Thank you very much for inviting me to speak today. It’s a great pleasure to escape the turmoil of the capital for the calm of your campus, for a discussion about what lies ahead. Not in the hours to […]
Read Peter Brett associates’ report on the baseline conditions of East Birmingham and North Solihull and the untapped potential in place.
PRESS RELEASE FROM LIAM BYRNE MP Liam Byrne welcomes breakthrough for Britain’s innocent victims of booze Liam Byrne, the founder and chair of the cross-party group in parliament for children of alcoholics, today hailed the government’s announcement of a £6 million package of help for Britain’s innocent victims of booze – the children of parents […]
EMBARGO: 24/03/18 0600 Labour pledges to tackle Birmingham’s “homelessness crisis” Challenges West Midlands Mayor to “start standing up for Birmingham” on housing and homelessness The Labour party is pledging to tackle Birmingham’s “homelessness crisis” and is challenging West Midlands Mayor Andy Street to “start standing up for Birmingham” on housing. The party’s new […]
There is so much to say in this debate: so much ground to cover. But in fact, I did not want the first word today, so I sat down with one of my colleagues who I felt should kick off today’s debate. Our Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell. And of course, yesterday, John declared that parts […]