Steve McCabe MP Birmingham, Selly Oak, has voiced his opposition to the government’s proposed Trade Union Bill.  The bill, which has been described as the ‘the biggest crack down on workers’ rights for 30 years’  seeks to dramatically reduce the power of unions to take strike action.

Included in the Bill are plans to effectively criminalise picketing and permit employers to hire strike-breaking agency staff.

Steve McCabe MP has welcomed news that traffic calming measures will be put in place to tackle speeding on Gibbins Road in Selly Oak.

The Government is failing to honour its promise to ensure that local mental health spending increases across the country this year, new figures obtained by Labour reveal.

Data obtained by Labour show that Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group has decreased the proportion of their total budget to mental health compared with last year.

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.

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