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After meeting with Managing Director of National Express UK urging him to save the 27 bus, Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) has welcomed the news that National Express has listened to the concerns he and his constituents raised and has decided not to withdraw the 27 bus route. 
 
The news was confirmed following a meeting Steve had with Tom Stables, Managing Director of National Express UK.
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Steve McCabe MP has already tabled an Early Day Motion in Parliament calling for more powers to deal with the problem of unauthorised encampments which has blighted parks and open spaces across Birmingham over recent years.

 

The MP is calling on the government to:

 

Steve has been campaigning on the burgeoning issue of childhood tooth decay in Birmingham and has been calling for an early intervention scheme to improve oral health outcomes of children while reducing the financial burden of costly tooth extractions. The announcement of an early intervention scheme being piloted in specific areas in England represents progress, but Steve believes the case for including the West Midlands as part of the pilot scheme has been overlooked by NHS bosses.

 

In the last year he has been inundated with complaints about burglaries, street muggings, car jackings and aggressive anti-social behaviour, particularly that involving gangs on motorcycles creating mayhem on roads and parks and terrorising local communities. The MP himself was assaulted when he tackled thugs on motorbikes in July this year.

 

As is common these days, I’ve been inundated with constituents asking me to vote for or against the EU Withdrawal Bill. Those who want me to vote against fear this is an attack on democracy. Those who believe this is about Brexit have bought the Government’s argument that it must have its own way on everything, even if that’s obviously against the interests of the majority of the British people.

 

 

Steve McCabe wrote to Mr Thomas as part of an ongoing consultation into bus routes in South Birmingham. Many of Mr McCabe’s constituents will be widely affected by the withdrawal of the 27 bus, including those trying to access the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Northfield, local schools, Bournville train station and other local facilities.

Responding to the Council’s consultation into the future of the Early Years Health & Wellbeing Service affecting Children’s Centres, Steve McCabe MP has raised concerns about the lack of detail in the plans and the way the consultation has been carried out.

 

 

Recent crime statistics from the Office for National Statistics show that violent crime is up 18% and all recorded crime is up 10%. In Birmingham there has been in increase in burglaries, street muggings and assaults, car jacking’s and groups terrorising our streets on mopeds and motorbikes.

 

 

As recently as January of this year, the then Under-Secretary of State for Public Health, Nicola Blackwood, responded to a debate led by Steve McCabe MP on NHS Fertility Services saying, “I hope that the series of actions demonstrates just how seriously the Government take this situation and leaves all those watching the debate confident of our commitment to finding practical solutions to this serious problem.”

 

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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