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The figures show that 4.7% of the economically active population are unemployed, this is compared to the UK average of 2.5%. Unemployment in Selly Oak constituency has increased on this time last year.

 

Commenting on the figures, local MP Steve McCabe said:

 

The campaign, Secret Life of Us, is responding to an alarming survey which revealed that 97% of parents with a disabled child say the public do not understand the challenges they face.

A further survey shows that:

Steve McCabe MP is supporting this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, a campaign run by the charity The Reading Agency. 
 
This year the theme is Animal Agents and children are encouraged to borrow and read books in order to help a detective agency of fury friends solve a mystery. To get involved in the Summer Reading Challenge all you need to do is take your child to your local library where they will receive an Animal Agents collector pack and can borrow a variety of exciting books.

Birmingham City Council claims their proposals to radically reform Early Years Services will greatly improve the provision of services but the detailed plans reveal a number of Children’s Centres have been earmarked for closure.

Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak), Jack Dromey MP (Birmingham Erdington) and Richard Burden MP (Birmingham Northfield) are requesting an urgent meeting with the Council’s Chief Executive Stella Manzie to discuss the proposals.

 

The Queen delivered her speech in the House of Lords with a heavy emphasis on Brexit, outlining 8 Bills including the Repeal Bill which will repeal the European Communities Act 1972.

 

Other measures announced included an Automated and electric Vehicles Bill, HS2 Bill to extend High Speed Rail from Birmingham to Crewe and a draft Tenant’s Fee’s Bill, a Labour policy that prevents landlords and estate agents from charging big fees to tenants.

 

The ruling was made using the controversial FOI Section 36 exemption which is known as the “Get Out of Jail Free” card which public authorities use when they want to withhold information and no other suitable exemption can be applied.

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Jobs and Training

Work with others to cut unemployment in the constituency which is still higher than the national average, secure investment, good jobs and high quality apprenticeships for our area. I will hold an annual Jobs Fair.

 

Our NHS and Social Care

Make sure that NHS bosses don’t try to make crucial decisions about our health care without listening to you first. Protect local services and Katie Road NHS Walk In Centre. Campaign on children’s dental health and report back to you on local NHs plans.

Labour’s General Election candidate for Birmingham, Selly Oak, Steve McCabe has underlined the significance of renewed support from NHS England for a local children’s charity based in Selly Oak constituency.

Steve McCabe has been a long-term supporter of Acorns Children’s Hospice, which provides care for life-limited and life-threatened children and support for their families.

Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, will launch his local campaign – Healthy Smiles for Birmingham – today (27th April), alongside Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary Jon Ashworth, to end the scandal of escalating child hospital tooth extractions in Birmingham.

 

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