Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, is encouraging thousands of smokers in the area to ‘swap fags for swag’ by quitting on No Smoking Day on Wednesday 13 March.


Steve is urging constituents to sign up to Birmingham and Solihull Together’s collective switching scheme, a government-backed initiative to help local people save money on their energy bills by switching energy supplier as a group.

As part of the scheme, Steve will be visiting Pineapple Close in Brandwood on Thursday 14 March to talk to residents and encourage them to sign up before the deadline on Sunday (17 March 2013).


The proposals call for the establishment of a statutory code of practice and an independent Adjudicator to investigate and arbitrate disputes between lessees and pub companies.


The Adjudicator will also have the power to impose sanctions.


Steve said:


The current system of self-regulation has failed.


Steve McCabe MP has expressed further dismay at the flailing economy as youth unemployment increased by 11,000, official statistics reveal.


Steve is warning constituents that they face higher energy bills as the UK steamrolls towards a significant gap in energy production.


Ofgem have today warned that consumers face higher energy bills as the UK becomes more reliant on costly energy imports.


I was very happy to attend the Chinese New Year celebrations in the Arcadian Centre in Birmingham on Sunday 10th February 2013. It’s a wonderful event which is growing in strength from year to year.

Despite the poor weather, it’s estimated that around 30,000 people of all ages and ethnic groups attended; some from Birmingham and others from much farther afield. Birmingham Chinese New Year is now the largest celebration of its kind in the whole of the Midlands.


Steve was quizzed on a wide variety of issues ranging from the damning Francis Report about the failings of Mid-Staffordshire Hospital, foreign intervention in Mali, EU membership and deficit reduction.


Are you tired of the same old Valentine’s Day activities? Why not do something different this year and join Steve McCabe MP to hear talented guest, historian, author and broadcaster Tristram Hunt, MP for Stoke Central, tell us all about Chamberlain and Birmingham – A Love Story.


For more details please call 0121 443 3878.


Billesley residents attended Steve’s latest Report Back event at Yardley Wood Baptist Church on Thursday 24 January 2013.


It was a lively session covering a range of issues but dominated by concerns about the government’s proposals to change state pensions and whether or not they are fair.


Steve met with bowel cancer patients and the charity Beating Bowel Cancer to talk about the importance of good experiences for all patients as part of their campaign, Be Loud, Be Clear. The campaign is pushing for higher standards and better care for bowel cancer patients


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