Posts in the category of: Hodge Hill

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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East Birmingham’s Potential – Peter Brett Associates report

by Liam Byrne | 09.07.18 | in: Constituency news, Economics, Featured, Hodge Hill, Local News | Tags: ,

Read Peter Brett associates’ report on the baseline conditions of East Birmingham and North Solihull and the untapped potential in place.

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New child poverty figures are the census that shames us – Byrne

by Liam Byrne | 24.01.18 | in: Constituency news, Featured, Hodge Hill, Local Issues, National news | Tags: ,

Liam Byrne MP today described new child poverty figures as “the census that shames us.” The new figures from the End Child Poverty Coalition reveal: Three of the top ten constituencies where children are living in poverty are in Birmingham The government’s freeze on child benefits has led to a 7 point increase in child […]

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What are the causes of poverty and low income in Hodge Hill?

by Liam Byrne | 09.08.17 | in: Economics, Equality, Families and children, Hodge Hill

Our community is one of the poorest in Britain and over the summer I am updating my research into the causes of poverty and low income. I am looking for people to interview who have a household income of £13,000 a year or less. The telephone interview will be strictly confidential and will be undertaken […]

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How the Tories’ DUP deal compares to funding for the West Midlands

by Liam Byrne | 06.07.17 | in: Economics, Equality, Hodge Hill, Local Issues

The £1 billion deal Theresa May has struck with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is leaving the West Midlands massively short-changed.  I asked the House of Commons Library to dig into the figures and our analysis shows Northern Ireland will get £244 per head compared to £13 in the West Midlands – that’s more than […]

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Tories to cut £13.7m from Hodge Hill school budget

by Liam Byrne | 01.04.17 | in: Families and children, Hodge Hill, Local Issues

I am dismayed by government plans to cut school budgets in Hodge Hill by a total of over £13.7 million between now and 2020. Following the publication of the Government’s consultation on the proposed National Funding Formula, I learned that the Education Secretary is seeking to cut primary school budgets in Hodge Hill by an […]

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Hodge Hill Community Survey Results

by Liam Byrne | 17.03.17 | in: Communities, Drugs, Hodge Hill, Residents Meetings

Residents identified the fight against crime and drugs, improving the NHS and employment for younger people as their top local priorities. Washwood Heath, Shard End and Bordesley Green wards requested that their residents’ meeting address the issue of crime and drugs. Respondents from Bordesley Green requested a meeting on street cleaning. When asked if drugs […]

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Birmingham Labour: The Positive Offer 2016

by Liam Byrne | 25.04.16

https://liambyrne.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Bham-Labour-Manifesto-2016-final.pdf This morning I was delighted to help launch Birmingham Labour’s Positive Offer for Local Government ahead of the Council elections on Thursday 5th May 2016.   You can read a copy of the Positive Offer document by clicking on the link below. https://liambyrne.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Bham-Labour-Manifesto-2016-final.pdf Here I am launching the Positive Offer document this morning:     […]

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Labour united on plan for 3,000 jobs at Washwood Heath

by Liam Byrne | 10.03.16

News from Liam Byrne MP – Immediate Release Labour united on plan for 3,000 jobs at Washwood Heath The Labour Party frontbench has given its full support to Liam Byrne’s campaign for 3,000 jobs at the old LDV Alstom site in Washwood Heath. This week Labour’s shadow Rail Minister, Andy McDonald MP proposed an amendment […]

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Liam Byrne statement on decision to take IPSA to tribunal

by Liam Byrne | 04.03.16

  Statement from Liam Byrne MP on decision to take IPSA to tribunal in dispute over literature sharing contact details and surgery times:   “I get paid to go to work to serve the people of Hodge Hill – and nothing is going to stop me staying in touch with the people who pay my wages. […]

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