As the vaccine rollout continues across Birmingham we can start to see some light at the end of the tunnel after what has been a truly difficult year for all of us.We all know someone whose health or employment has been affected by the events of the past 12 months, and as we look to the end of the covid restrictions I'm determined to see the government provide Birmingham with the support it needs to rebuild its healthcare and employment capacity.While the numbers of covid patients is decreasi

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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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 by my senior researcher Erik Cummins. It will take about 30-45 minutes.

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 18 times as much funding.

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.

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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.

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.

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