Local MP launches consultation about rising crime

Steve McCabe MP says it’s a bit ironic that a constituency wide consultation he’s launching to gather views about rising crime, how it affects his constituents and their families and what should be done it, should coincide with his own recent encounter with two thugs who struck him in the face with a brick.

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MP Calls for Moratorium on Conversion of Family Homes

Birmingham MP, Steve McCabe, has called for a moratorium on the conversion of family homes to Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in his Selly Oak constituency following further safety concerns raised by the Grenfell Tower fire. 

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School leaders left in the dark despite Education Secretary’s claim on funding

Last week, the Education Secretary, Justine Greening, announced an extra £1.3 billion of funding for schools to maintain pupil funding in real terms up to 2019-20. The announcement has been met with a mixed response and seems to raise more questions than it answers. The announcement does not seem to include any contingency for the rising staffing costs and inflationary pressures schools will face or provide any clarity on the impact of the proposed cuts to central programmes on children’s educational experience.

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Local MP visits new University of Birmingham sports facilities in advance of Commonwealth Games decision

Selly Oak Member of Parliament, Steve McCabe, visited the University of Birmingham’s new Sport and Fitness Centre yesterday, where he was given a guided tour by Director of Sport, Zena Wooldridge OBE, who told him about the new development, which has been ten years in planning, and the potential role of these facilities should the city be successful in its bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.  He saw at first-hand the state of the art swimming pool, gymnasia and fitness clinics, including squash courts that would be used for the Commonwealth Games and the extensive training facilities that would be available to athletes from across the world during the Games. He also recently met with members of the Jamaican track and field team, who have chosen to return to the university to train for a second time in advance of the World Championships next month.

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Steve McCabe MP supports heart disease and stroke patients in Selly Oak

Member of Parliament for Birmingham Selly Oak, Steve McCabe, has offered his support to heart disease and stroke patients living in his constituency.

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Steve McCabe MP welcomes High Court injunction cracking down on unauthorised encampments in Selly Oak

Birmingham MP, Steve McCabe (Birmingham Selly Oak) has welcomed a recent High Court decision to grant injunctions preventing unauthorised encampments at three key sites in Selly Oak.

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Steve McCabe MP calls for action to bring fairer energy prices for all

Steve McCabe, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Selly Oak, is supporting calls for energy market action, as shocking figures reveal people in Selly Oak are over-paying £6, 040, 000 a year on their energy bills, meaning £255 per household.

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Steve McCabe MP welcomes apprentices to House of Commons

Steve McCabe, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Selly Oak, welcomed apprentices from some of Britain’s leading aerospace, defence, security and space companies to the House of Commons last week.

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Birmingham MP tables motion in Parliament calling for action on unauthorised traveller encampments

Birmingham MP, Steve McCabe (Birmingham Selly Oak) has today tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) in the House of Commons calling for action to tackle the persistent problem of unauthorised traveller encampments blighting his constituency and South Birmingham.

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Selly Oak constituency unemployment rate 63rd highest out of 650 constituencies across the country

Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics have revealed that Selly Oak constituency is 63rd highest out of 650 constituencies for unemployment across the country, meaning the constituency remains in the top 10% of constituencies nationally with the highest unemployment rate.

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