I've known Liam for many years and what impresses me about him is the energy he brings to campaigning. He has the big ideas, he recognises problems like drug and alcohol addiction, but he also gets out there on the doorstep and addresses them.
Liam Byrne is a man of action. He has highlighted the injustice of rough sleeping but, just as importantly, the causes of being homeless, as well as Universal Credit, which causes families to now use the numerous foodbanks around the region.
I am supporting Liam Byrne for Metro Mayor as he was responsible for delivering the redevelopment of New Street transforming the heart of Birmingham city centre and demonstrating his ability to deliver large scale transformational projects.