Posts in the category of: Local Issues

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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Universal Credit: Hurting Birmingham

by Liam Byrne | 02.11.18

Universal Credit is hurting our city – greatly. Foodbanks report their busiest year ever.

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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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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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West Mids People’s Plan on Facebook

by Liam Byrne | 10.06.16

We’ve set up a Facebook page for our new website on the West Midlands People’s plan. You can find the Facebook page by clicking here. There are already a few videos on there to give you some more information on the project. Make sure you like the page and share with friends so you can […]

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A video on the West Midlands People’s Plan

by Liam Byrne | 10.06.16

Friends, I’d like to share with you all a short video I made to launch the West Midland’s People’s Plan. You can watch the video by clicking here. Liam

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A People’s Plan for the West Midlands

by Liam Byrne | 10.06.16

I’m afraid the rumours are true! I’m really grateful to friends across the region who asked me to stand to be the Labour candidate for the West Midlands Metro Mayor. But, I can confirm today what some of you know already… Before he died, I’d spent many hours talking things over with legendary Sandwell leader, […]

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Sport 4 Life Free Sports Leadership Course

by Liam Byrne | 06.06.16

Dear friends, I thought you might be interested in an exciting new opportunity for 16-25 years olds to gain a free level 1 qualification in Sports Leadership. The course is being offered by Sport 4 Life, a local Birmingham charity who aim to change the lives of disadvantaged young people between the ages of 12 […]

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National Lottery Funding in Birmingham Hodge Hill

by Liam Byrne | 03.06.16

Dear friends, I thought you might be interested to know just how much funding we’ve received from the National Lottery here in Hodge Hill. Since 1994, Hodge Hill has received a total of  £22,140,552 million in National Lottery funding, benefiting 422 local projects. Since July 2004, we’ve received £5,964,153 through 260 grants. In 2015 we […]

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