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The police budget in England and Wales is being cut by 20% by the Government over four years although some areas are being hit harder than others. In 2011-2012 the police cut in Birmingham is 4.1% wheras in low crime Surrey it is 1.5%.
 
 
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On Thursday 5th May there will be a referendum on which voting system should be used in UK General Elections. I want to know your views on the referendum and what you think would be the best way of electing MPs.

Birmingham Selly Oak MP Steve McCabe showed his support for people needing lifesaving transplants last week at an Anthony Nolan event in Parliament. Anthony Nolan is a pioneering charity that saves the lives of people with blood cancer who need a lifesaving blood stem cell transplant, also known as a bone marrow transplant.

Steve McCabe MP joined Fairtrade Ambassador and five time Olympic gold medallist, Sir Steve Redgrave, in Parliament in a bid to break the record for the world’s longest bunting. The world record attempt is to mark this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight and to highlight the Fairtrade Foundation’s ‘Great Cotton Stitch-Up’ campaign - a drive to end unfair European cotton subsidies.  West African cotton producers are some of the poorest farmers on the planet and yet, last year, had to compete with EU farmers who

Steve McCabe has signed EDM 1402: "That this House welcomes the equalisation of the state pension age for men and women, but notes with concern the Government's proposals to accelerate the timetable for doing so; recognises that 300,000 women born between December 1953 and October 1954 will have to work an additional 18 months or more of which 33,000 will have to work an extra two years; further recognises that these women have less than the 15 years of preparation time recommended by the Turner Commision before the changes take place; and calls

Steve attended the Raising Your Game reception in the Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords.

Raising Your Game is a project for young people aged between 14 and 25 with a learning disability or communication difficulty. Some have been in trouble with the police and some are at risk of getting in trouble.

Steve attended a reception in Parliament last night to support the "Behind the Mask" campaign.

The "Behind the Mask" campaign aims to raise awareness of the issues faced by people who have brain tumours. It has been organised by a coalition of brain tumour charities and organisations.

Every year about 8,600 primary brain tumours are registered in the UK. These figures are thought to be an underestimate and some charities think the true figure could be as high as 16,000.

Steve challenged the Tory led Government yesterday (8th February) over the impending closure of all 5 citizens advice bureaux in Birmingham.
Steve McCabe MP has signed a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons to honour those who perished in the Holocaust.
 
Students from King's Norton Boys school took a visit to Parliament last week to learn more about how democracy works in the UK.
 
The students took a tour of the buildings and then quizzed Steve about his activities as the Member of Parliament for Birmingham Selly Oak.
 
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