The Prime Minister today set out the greatest detail to date on her plans to leave the EU at a speech at Lancaster House. She was criticised for setting out her proposals to an audience of businessmen, ambassadors and foreign diplomats rather than parliament but she did appear to concede, in the course of her speech, that parliament will have a vote on the final outcome of the negotiations. She'd previously sought to block this at the Supreme Court.

Main purpose of Job: Constituency Assistant

Location: Birmingham

Salary: 20,000

Hours: Full time

Fixed Term contract for 9 months commencing on Monday 13 March.


Main responsibilities for the Constituency Assistant will be:

-          Assist constituency office in providing advice and support to constituents and stakeholders

-          Liaise with external agencies to resolve matters on behalf of constituents and others

Steve McCabe MP, a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, was joined by a cross party group of MPs at the University of Birmingham to hear evidence from Birmingham academics and other witnesses on welfare reform and citizens income. It is part of a programme to get the committee 'on the road' and out of the closed confines of Westminster.

Parliament returned on Monday to hear the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt’s, Ministerial Statement on the performance of the NHS. What did we learn? The Government are continuing to bury their heads in the sand by refusing to admit the #NHSCrisis that is affecting patients across the country, including those in our very own Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) has hit out against the Government’s decision to re-open the consultation into the closure of Baverstock Academy, despite repeated assurances that the Department for Education were looking for a sponsor to save the school.


Information emerged this morning that the Government is now planning to re-open a 4 week consultation period into closing the school.



Steve McCabe MP has been demanding that the Department for Education and the Regional Schools Commissioner honour their promise and find a new sponsor to save the school.


Steve McCabe MP said:

Steve has made it clear that people should know their rights and not be intimidated by bailiffs who aren’t following their code of conduct.

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Steve McCabe MP was perplexed to hear from the Planning Department they will not take enforcement in some cases on unauthorised buildings as they probably would have approved the application anyway.   

Steve McCabe MP was thrilled to present Madison Poolton, winner of his Parliamentary Christmas card competition with a family ticket to watch the rags to riches tale of Dick Whittington at the Hippodrome.  

Steve runs an annual Christmas card competition with local schools and once again was faced with the difficult task of picking a winner out of hundreds of creative and imaginative designs from pupils across Selly Oak constituency.

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Steve has been working with the Save Baverstock Group, made up of parents and local residents, to fight for the school’s future. Together they have collected over 1,500 signatures all calling for the Government to save the school.


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