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Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham Selly Oak, has pledged his support for the White Ribbon Campaign UK, which is part of a global campaign to ensure men take more responsibility for reducing the level of violence towards women.

 

Steve is helping to raise awareness of the issue as part of White Ribbon Day on 25 November, a day which is also recognised as the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Speaking in a House of Commons debate on child exploitation Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham Selly Oak, said many lessons can be learned from recent revelations but most importantly the victim must be the first priority.

 

The Backbench Business Debate on Child Sexual Exploitation was well attended by MP’s, not surprising after recent revelations of widespread child sexual exploitation.

 

Steve is supporting a motion put down by the Labour Party asking the Government to reconsider the changes to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme which will see thousands of blameless victims lose out.

Steve has expressed dismay at yet another set of disappointing NHS waiting times statistics, which showed an increase of 1.3% on the previous month.

 

 

 

 

Parliament Week is an annual event which aims to build greater awareness of and engagement with parliamentary democracy in the UK. Parliament Week is organised by the House of Commons and House of Lords and takes place between 19-25 November.

The report, by leading tobacco manufacturer JTI, highlights how some 22.7% of cigarettes smoked in the West Midlands avoid UK tax. This includes ‘cheap whites’ or counterfeits of well-known brands.

 

Commenting on Lord Heseltine’s report published today, Steve McCabe has called for the government to come up with a plan B for the economy that will encourage better growth and job creation.

 

UK Feminista, a movement of ordinary men and women campaigning for gender equality, turned out in force on Wednesday 24 October to lobby MP’s on several issues.The great-granddaughter of Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst branded parliament “an old boys’ club” as she led a feminist march of hundreds of women and men to lobby MPs on women’s equality.

 

Steve McCabe MP joined meningitis victims, celebrities Lisa Snowdon, Ian Rush MBE, Joanna Trollope and Ken Loach and health and teaching professionals in the House of Commons this week to fight back against meningitis as part of the Meningitis Trust’s Meningitis Changes Futures campaign.

 

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