Liam Byrne MP today described new child poverty figures as “the census that shames us.”
The new figures from the End Child Poverty Coalition reveal:
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.
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!
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.
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.
I thought you might be interested to know just how much funding we've received from the National Lottery here in Hodge Hill.
Since 1994, Hodge Hill has received a total of £22,140,552 million in National Lottery funding, benefiting 422 local projects.
Since July 2004, we've received £5,964,153 through 260 grants.
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.
Great news; Nansen Primary and Rockwood Academy, formerly Park View, have both been removed from Special Measures and are now rated "good" by Ofsted.
Here's my statement:
"This is great news for both Nansen and Rockwood Academy and recognises the hard work of so many at the schools and in our local community."