Today I launched an inquiry into the level of help and support given to Birmingham’s near 35,000 children with special educational needs and disability.

I will hear from campaign groups, experts and the parents and families of children with special educational needs and disability (SEND) to find out how these kids can be better cared for and their families supported, particularly those living in poverty.

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 keep in touch and help get everyone involved!

Best,

Liam

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, Cllr Darren Cooper.

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 and 25.

/sites/default/files/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Bham-Labour-Manifesto-2016-final.pdf

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.

**For Immediate Release**                                                                      Monday 21st March 2016

Prime Minister agrees to look again at plight of unaccompanied children in Calais following questions from Liam Byrne

The Prime Minister has today agreed to look again at the plight of unaccompanied children stranded in Calais following a question from Liam Byrne MP in the House of Commons.

**For Immediate Release**                                                  Monday 21st March 2016

Byrne calls on Osborne to axe PIP changes

Following Iain Duncan Smith’s resignation, Liam Byrne MP is today calling on the Chancellor George Osborne to axe his cruel cuts to disability benefits.

Birmingham MPs protest at Chancellor’s “£100 million Birmingham Bombshell”

Birmingham MPs will today use the Budget debate to protest at the Government’s £100 million ‘Birmingham Bombshell’ of unfair cuts and tax rises hitting the city.

They will argue that the government has promised a fairer funding deal for Birmingham but has refused to introduce this for yet another year, resulting in more unfair cuts.

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.

Pages