Steve McCabe MP is encouraging local secondary schools to get their pupils involved in a national debate to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

A whole street has joined the latest protest about uncontrolled development and illegal building in a Birmingham residential area.

6 months after first contacting the Minister for Disabled People, Steve McCabe MP is still waiting for a meeting despite many vulnerable constituents having contacted him about long delays to their Personal Independent Payment applications.

Steve McCabe MP was meant to meet the Minister in July but following the government’s reshuffle, the meeting has now been delayed even further to October. Steve first contacted the Minister in March after being inundated with complaints from vulnerable constituents about the Personal Independent Payment application process.

Steve McCabe MP has joined local library, Druids Heath to celebrate their success in encouraging local primary school children to join the library and take part in the Summer Reading Challenge – the UK’s largest promotion for reading.

Steve McCabe MP hosted one of his regular report back events at Selly Oak Methodist Church on Wednesday 27 August, where he talked about the work he has been doing over the summer period, this was followed by a lively question and answer session which was dominated by Council issues.  

Steve McCabe MP recently got behind Selly Oak’s Sainsbury’s local food counter to learn more about preparing food and serving local customers.

Steve was welcomed by Tom Bathurst, counters Team Leader at the deli, pizza and meat/fish counters. During his time on the job they covered the importance of safety and hygiene while preparing food as well as getting a few tips from trained colleagues on how to make an in store pizza.


Tesco representatives have told Steve they have still not acquired all the land needed to start demolition work on the site and there are still outstanding Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) issues. They say that once these have been resolved they will publish a timetable for when work is expected to start and when they hope the store will open.


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Stirchley’s very own Masalla Merchant was presented with an award from Selly Oak MP, Steve McCabe and Councillor Phil Walkling for being highly commended by the judges of Parliament’s annual Tiffin Cup competition.


According to figures from the Department for Work and Pensions, 4.1% of people in Billesley are claiming Jobs Seeker’s Allowance, this is almost double the national average. So while the economy is slowly recovering the benefits are yet to reach Birmingham. Steve McCabe and local councillors want action to increase employment options in Billesley.


Steve McCabe MP is urging people in need of respite care to take advantage of Kingswood Drive bungalows before any final decisions are made about the service in March 2015.

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