On Thursday 20 August, Steve McCabe MP joined local residents for group walking and tai chi sessions at Cotteridge Park, Birmingham.

Local restaurant, Dilshad has bagged a place in the Tiffin Cup 2015 Regional Final with an opportunity to win a place in the Grand Final depending on a mystery diner’s experience.

Selly Oak’s very own Dilshad restaurant has been nominated by Selly Oak MP, Steve McCabe in the annual MP’s Tiffin Cup competition.

Steve McCabe MP has spoken out against the sheer volume of building work taking place in Selly Oak after he witnessed a total of 20 skips on three roads.

Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics show that UK unemployment has risen in the three months to June, up 25,000 on the last quarter. This is the second consecutive quarter where the jobless rate has risen.


Steve McCabe MP said:

“It is disappointing to hear that unemployment is up in my constituency and in Birmingham it is above the national average but nothing is being done to invest and grow the economy here.


Steve McCabe MP has objected to plans for yet more student accommodation in Selly Oak as there is already a surplus of this type of accommodation in his constituency. 

Steve has expressed serious concerns about plans to convert Beechenhurst House and erect four, three storey annex blocks to create student accommodation comprising of 55 bedrooms on Serpentine Road, which falls under a conservation area.

The Chancellor has sold 5.4% of the government’s stake in RBS raising £2.1billion, a third below the price paid.


The UK bailed out RBS in 2008 and 2009 by buying shares for £45billion, but Osborne has sold the share at well below the price the government paid for them meaning an estimated loss to the taxpayer of at least £1 billion.

Steve McCabe MP launches consultation on Assisted Dying

A Private Member’s Bill on Assisted Dying is scheduled to have its Second Reading in the House of Commons on 11 September 2015, Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) is contacting different groups across the constituency to ask for their views.

Steve McCabe MP, Shadow Minister for Children and Families has pledged his support for families with disabled children after meeting with campaigners from charity, Contact a Family.

Steve recently met with campaigners from Contact a Family – a national charity that supports families with disabled children regardless of their condition. Steve heard from families about their experiences of caring for disabled children and the everyday pressures that they face.

Over the last few days I’ve been contacted by constituents and had twitter exchanges with people who have argued that Labour didn’t vote against the Welfare Reform Bill. Below is the text of the amendment where Labour opposed the Bill. It is pretty clear what it says. I should point out that the SNP declined to vote for this amendment.

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