Byrne gets #shapeyourfuture on the road


Liam Byrne takes Labour’s #shapeyourfuture consultation down Billy Bragg’s ‘highway of dreams’ through estuary Essex to the sea.


This week Liam Byrne, Labour’s shadow Universities and Skills minister, will visit seven Further Education colleges in six constituencies across three days taking the A13 from West Ham to Southend.


Liam Byrne said:




Byrne welcomes HS2 Committee call for Plan B at Washwood Heath


Liam Byrne MP has welcomed a major breakthrough in the battle for jobs at the LDV-Alstom site earmarked for a marshalling yard.


Following a major campaign led by Liam Byrne MP. The HS2 Bill Committee has ordered the Government and HS2 Ltd to change their plans to maximise the number of jobs on the site.


Responding to the publication of the government’s apprenticeship pay survey, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills Liam Byrne MP said:

“These figures show the cold facts behind the government’s warm words on apprenticeships. Almost a quarter of young apprentices are paid less than the minimum wage. This Tory-led coalition lacks a proper plan to build real earn-while-you-learn routes that lead to to decent jobs."