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Steve McCabe MP has pledged his support for women with breast cancer by becoming a parliamentary ambassador for leading charity Breast Cancer Now.

Steve joins 210 MPs across the country who are pledging their support to Breast Cancer Now – the UK’s largest breast cancer charity – to remind fellow politicians and constituents alike that breast cancer is not a ‘done deal’ and that immediate action must be taken to stop the disease taking lives.

 

On 16 August the government announced that regulated rail fares in England and Wales will rise by 1.9% in January 2017, in line with July’s Retail Price Index measure of inflation.

 

This rise comes amid concerns from constituents and commuters across Birmingham about the level of service they are paying for. Constituents have told Steve that trains on London Midland’s Cross City line are often delayed and carriages are so packed it is difficult to get off the trains.

 

 

The figures show that unemployment among those eligible to work in Selly Oak constituency is up to 4.4% compared to 2.4% nationally.

 

Commenting on the figures, Steve McCabe MP said:

Steve McCabe MP says urgency is required in the talks involving West Midlands Police and Birmingham City Council in an effort to resolve the recurring ‘travellers’ problem which has disproportionately affected certain parts of Birmingham over the past year. Yesterday travellers moved onto Hazelwell Park and Recreation Ground after leaving the exact same site only a few weeks ago.

Steve McCabe MP has joined up with Infertility Network UK and Fertility Fairness, calling on the government to equalise access to IVF treatment for all women across the UK.

Birmingham City Council’s planning department have confirmed that the decision on Selly Park North flood prevention scheme and student accommodation in Selly Oak will be delayed until September.

A decision on the application was scheduled to take place on 18 August but has now been delayed until mid/late September.

Steve McCabe MP has discovered that Selly Oak is set to have more student accommodation than family homes over the next year.

Steve recently pressed the Council on the current level of student accommodation in Selly Oak and approved developments that are due to be built within the next year.

Steve McCabe MP has criticised the lack of enforcement action taken by the Council against developers who continue to breach planning law.

Steve McCabe MP is encouraging well deserving charities and community groups across his constituency to take part in an exciting £2000 give away.

Building equipment suppliers Actavo Direct are searching the nation for a community project to donate £2000 worth of equipment, labour or building materials to.

 

Steve has met with the Schools Minister Nick Gibb MP and demanded the full facts about the school’s finances and the role of the Education funding Agency and the Regional Schools Commissioner. Steve is working closely with local Brandwood Councillors and Save Our Baverstock Association to campaign to save the school.

 

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