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Figures released today from the Office for National Statistics and House of Commons Library show Selly Oak constituency is now in the top 14% of constituencies for unemployment across the whole country.

Statistics show that 4.1% of people eligible for work in Selly Oak constituency are claiming JSA or Universal Credit, this is compared to just 2.5% across the country.

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Steve has criticized the government for its secretive dealings around TTIP and said that research sponsored by the Washington based Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers which was withheld by the motor industry only served to cement his concerns.


Steve McCabe has been inundated with planning complaints in recent years. Many people are frustrated at the lack of enforcement action to tackle breaches in planning law by the local Council. Permitted development rights, introduced in 2013, have exacerbated the problem with neighbourhoods blighted with unsightly extensions which are built under the guise of permitted development.

 

Steve McCabe MP has spoken out against the Government’s proposals to change Junior Doctors’ work contracts which would lead to longer working hours and a pay cut.

Steve McCabe MP has expressed his sadness at the announcement that West Midlands Police are set to close a number of police stations across Birmingham.

Steve McCabe MP has tabled a Parliamentary Question to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs asking what plans the Government has to review the existing law on fly tipping and waste offences which only allows local authorities to prosecute an ‘identifiable defendant’ for fly tipping.

Steve McCabe MP has tabled a Parliamentary Question to the Government demanding answers on the universal free school meals policy for infants aged 5 to 7 years old.

Steve has expressed concerns about the fact that the Department for Education will not comment on reports that axing universal free school meals is under consideration, just a year after the policy was implemented by the coalition government.

On Friday 18 September, Steve McCabe MP opened Yardley Wood Primary School’s new facilities, a two year refurbishment project in the making.

On Friday 11th September over 450 MPs attended the House of Commons for the debate on the Private Member’s, Assisted Dying (No2) Bill sponsored by my parliamentary colleague Rob Marris, the Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton South West.

Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham, Selly Oak), has joined with Breast Cancer Now to show his support for women with breast cancer by dressing up in pink and encouraging people across the constituency  to take part in  ‘wear it pink’, on Friday 23rd October.

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