Steve McCabe MP is calling for local people to get in touch with him if they have been affected by unauthorised developments.

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, joined campaigners in Parliament to raise awareness of the potential risks of some children’s fancy dress costumes this Halloween.

Steve has spoken out against George Osborne’s planned cuts to Working and Child Tax Credits, slamming the cuts as short sighted and hitting the poorest the hardest.


Before the Election in May 2015 David Cameron promised there would be no cuts to child tax credits, but in the Chancellor’s Summer Budget in July he announced cuts to Working and Child Tax Credits which will hit working families on low incomes.



The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills are currently ‘consulting’ on proposals to freeze the threshold at which students start to repay their student loans. Under the system introduced in 2012 students would start repaying their loans when they were earning £21,000 per annum and the threshold would rise with average earnings like the old system.


The Government is now proposing to freeze the threshold, meaning students will face paying thousands more.


Figures released today from the Office for National Statistics and House of Commons Library show Selly Oak constituency is now in the top 14% of constituencies for unemployment across the whole country.

Statistics show that 4.1% of people eligible for work in Selly Oak constituency are claiming JSA or Universal Credit, this is compared to just 2.5% across the country.

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Steve has criticized the government for its secretive dealings around TTIP and said that research sponsored by the Washington based Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers which was withheld by the motor industry only served to cement his concerns.

Steve McCabe has been inundated with planning complaints in recent years. Many people are frustrated at the lack of enforcement action to tackle breaches in planning law by the local Council. Permitted development rights, introduced in 2013, have exacerbated the problem with neighbourhoods blighted with unsightly extensions which are built under the guise of permitted development.


Steve McCabe MP has spoken out against the Government’s proposals to change Junior Doctors’ work contracts which would lead to longer working hours and a pay cut.

Steve McCabe MP has expressed his sadness at the announcement that West Midlands Police are set to close a number of police stations across Birmingham.

Steve McCabe MP has tabled a Parliamentary Question to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs asking what plans the Government has to review the existing law on fly tipping and waste offences which only allows local authorities to prosecute an ‘identifiable defendant’ for fly tipping.

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