Posts in the category of: Tile Cross

Jobs summit to fight youth unemployment – 19th July

by Liam Byrne | 13.07.12

I’m taking direct action to help get local young people into work. I’ve bought together JobCentrePlus, Enterprising Communities, Birmingham businesses and training providers for a massive jobs summit for local young people. Hodge Hill has the highest rate of youth unemployment in Britain – long term youth unemployment up 57% in the last year. So I’m holding […]

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Press Release – Liam calls for local residents to support our Service men and women

by Liam Byrne | 10.11.11

All Saints Church, Shard End has organised a Remembrance Service Church Service, March and Cenotaph Service for Sunday 13th November 2011. This is the day people across the nation pause to reflect on the sacrifices made by our brave Service men and women. Liam Byrne MP is calling for residents to support our Service men […]

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Press Release – Liam Consults Residents on Jobs Plan

by Liam Byrne | 27.10.11

Liam Byrne is asking residents to comment on Labour’s plan for jobs and growth following new unemployment figures revealing the jobless rate in Hodge Hill is still rising. Under the Tories an extra 753 people are claiming Job Seekers Allowance in Hodge Hill, that’s a rise of 11% in the last 12 months – giving […]

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Childcare changes – Tell me how they will affect you and your family

by Liam Byrne | 06.10.11

As you know my top priority is creating jobs and getting people back to work. No-one wants to rely on handouts. But it also helps our economy. People paying taxes in is much better than having people on the dole and getting benefits. The Tories failure to get people back to work is driving up […]

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School Games 2012

by Liam Byrne | 14.09.11

I’m delighted to see Starbank Primary, Saltley School, International School and Braidwood School have all signed up for the School Games programme, a year round calender of comoetition for pupils of all abilities. The national finals will take place in the Olympic Park in May 2012 – meaning our talented young athletes could be amongst […]

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Statement on Boundary Review

by Liam Byrne | 13.09.11

Today, the Boundary Commission published its plan for new parliamentary constituencies for after 2015 and right across the city, they’ve torn up the map. Two of our wards – Hodge Hill and Washwood Heath – will be joined to two wards from Ladywood to create a new constituency, of Hodge Hill and Ladywood. Bordesley Green […]

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This weeks riots – Where do we go from here?

by Liam Byrne | 11.08.11

Today, together with MPs from the across the country, I arrived back at the House of Commons to debate the horrific rioting of the last week. On the radio at lunchtime, debating with Justice Secretary, Ken Clarke, I made my views very clear. Up and down the country – and especially here in Birmingham – […]

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Tell me what you think about Birmingham police cuts

by Liam Byrne | 03.06.11

I’ve campaigned hard for more police since being elected as your MP in 2004, we have 30% more officers in our area now than in 1997. So I’m very concerned about the Tory/Lib Dem proposed police cuts. Birmingham Police force is facing budget cuts of up to 20%. Already West Midlands Police Force has 3% […]

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Hodge Hill’s university applications double

by Liam Byrne | 06.01.11

Thought I would start what will be a tough year with some good news – the extraordinary turn-around in the number of our young people going to university. This is a major priority for me over the next five years – and has been a big part of my work over the last five years. […]

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Birmingham Riots – What you told me.

by Liam Byrne | 02.10.10

A serious thank you to everyone who got in touch about the riots in Birmingham; I was deluged with replies – long, short and all incredibly thoughtful. I’ve now gone through everything people sent me, and I plan to forward a pack of your comments to the House of Commons’ Home Affairs Select Committee, which conducted […]

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