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Liam Byrne, Keir Starmer and Labour mayors join forces to call on Government to seize “once in a generation opportunity” to tackle rough sleeping

Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Mayor of the West Midlands, has joined with Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party, and Labour’s directly elected mayors to call on the Government to honour its commitment to end rough sleeping by seizing the “once in a generation opportunity” presented by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Liam Byrne, Labour’s Shadow Mayor for the West Midlands today, stepped up his call for a £3.5 billion capital kickstart for the West Midlands as new figures show unemployment has soared.

Figures published by the ONS today showed that the number of people claiming unemployment benefit nationwide spiked during the coronavirus lockdown to over 2.1 million people.

Liam Byrne, Labour’s Shadow Mayor of the West Midlands, is stepping up his call for evidence of Government PPE failures following new statistics from Birmingham City Council showing that key workers are being let down by Government failures.

By Tony Kennedy

We need to commit to building a society where power and wealth are shared and we need a plan to achieve this, so the Taskforce will pull together the people, ideas and resources to build a people-powered sharing economy for every community in our region.

Our society will emerge from this crisis and, just as when we have emerged from other periods of collective suffering, we must make sure that we acknowledge that experience by drawing on the way we have come together to embed a new approach to community. Previous generations learned that none of us truly succeed when we leave others behind and that fact has been starkly shown in the last few weeks.