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This means that Selly Oak Constituency is now in the top 15% of constituencies for unemployment.

 

Local MP, Steve McCabe MP said:

“It is shocking that unemployment in my constituency has risen three months running now and is way above the national average. The Office for National Statistics is expected to downgrade the UK’s growth forecasts for this year, what will this mean for my constituents and jobs in our area?

 

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak is pledging his support for this year’s Earth Hour. Steve met with campaigners from leading conservation organisation World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in London this week to discuss ways of achieving a low carbon future ahead of the global lights out event, due to take place on Saturday 19 March at 8:30pm.

 

In the next few months we are going to hear lots of reasons why Britain should remain or leave the EU.

 

But what do you think? Steve McCabe MP wants to hear from you!

 

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During a debate on the Police Funding Formula in the House of Commons, Steve McCabe MP made the case for fairer funding for West Midlands Police who have been badly hit by Government cuts in the last 5 years.

 

Over the last five years West Midlands Police, the largest police force in England and Wales outside the MET, has been forced to make £180 million of cuts, the highest in the country, which has seen the workforce reduced by 3,000 .  

 

Steve McCabe MP has revealed that since 2013 only 9% of specialist science research and innovation funding has been spent in the West Midlands, compared to a whopping 46% in London.

Speaking in the House of Commons during the debate on the Science budgets for Estimates Day, Steve wanted to know why the West Midlands receives such little funding for science research and innovation.  Official figures obtained from the House of Commons Library show that Catapult only spent 9% of its funding in the West Midlands, compared to 46% in London and 22% in the South East.

On national offer day (1st March) when parents find out which secondary school their child will be attending in September, new analysis published by the Labour Party reveals the strain on the system caused by the Government’s failed approach to planning for school places:

 

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak has joined calls to cut beer duty by sending a special ‘Message in a Barrel’, to the Chancellor.

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On Wednesday 24 February, Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) moved an Adjournment Debate in the House of Commons on the future of the popular Katie Road NHS Walk-in Centre in Selly Oak.

 

Steve called for the debate following the news that the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group responsible for the Urgent Care in Birmingham was beginning yet another consultation on the future of the walk-in centre.

 

Steve called for the debate following the news that the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group responsible for the Urgent Care in Birmingham was beginning yet another consultation on the future of the walk-in centre.

 

He questioned the Minister on how much public money had been spent on these consultations and if there is a limit on how much they can waste on redundant consultations. Steve also asked for assurances that the Walk-in Centre would not be moved to the A&E Department at the QE Hospital.

Steve McCabe MP has welcomed the recent announcement from Willmott Dixon that their apprenticeship scheme is open again this year for applications in Birmingham and is encouraging his constituents to apply.

One of the UK's leading independent construction and property services companies Willmott Dixon has announced that its annual apprenticeship vacancies are now being advertised across the region.

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