Dear friends,

I thought you might be interested in an exciting opportunity for 16-25 year olds called Gear Up 4 Work starting in the week commencing 21stMarch 2016 in Birmingham.

Gear Up 4 Work is a six month training programme for 16-25 year olds Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEETs) who are struggling to find work or fit into mainstream education ran by local Hodge Hill independent cycle repair shop, Gear Up.

Dear friends,

I thought I would share with you all some figures I recently received from the House of Commons Library.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Birmingham, Hodge Hill constituency in January 2016 was 3,946.

 

Dear friends,

 

This evening I have the great honour and privilege of giving the annual NACOA David Stafford lecture here in Portcullis House in Parliament.

 

You can read the text of my speech here below or by clicking here.

 

With all best wishes

 

Liam

 

Dear friends,

Today I was interviewed on BBC Breakfast as part of the cross-party campaign to support the children of alcoholics.

You can watch the interview here:

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You might also want to check out the report BBC Breakfast did here:

Dear friends,

I thought I would share with you all some figures I recently received from the House of Commons Library.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Birmingham, Hodge Hill constituency in December 2015 was 3,782.

Dear friends,

I thought I would share with you all some figures I recently received from the House of Commons Library.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Birmingham, Hodge Hill constituency in November 2015 was 3,887.

Dear friends,

 

I thought I would share with you all some figures I recently received from the House of Commons Library.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Birmingham, Hodge Hill constituency in October 2015 was 3,921.

 

Dear friends,

 

In my speech earlier today, calling for a #NewClause4, I promised to publish some work we did in Government on the basic powers we want to see in the hands of our citizens.

 

Today I am publishing these slides for the first time. Click on the first slide below to have a look, it is a fascinating list of powers.

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