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Steve has had a long association with the brilliant Acorns Children’s Hospice in his constituency and was anxious that continuing uncertainty over government plans might lead to a funding hiatus immediately before and after the election in May which could have a damaging impact on the finances and long term planning of children’s hospices and palliative care.



Steve McCabe recently wrote to the Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council to ask what plans they had to apply for money from the Department for Communities and Local Government’s Planning Enforcement Fund to help with costs associated with enforcement cases where someone as breached planning rules.




Skips will be located at:

-          Service road at the rear of Shelley Tower, Overbury Road

-          Masefield Square

-          Junction of Popes Lane and Longfellow Road

Steve McCabe MP is backing calls from local people and businesses in Bournville to keep their local Lloyds bank branch in the community.

Steve has been contacted by many constituents who live in Bournville after they received a letter from Lloyds Bank informing them that their local Branch located on Sycamore Road in the heart of Bournville, is due to be closed in May.


The BBC’s Charter is up for renewal next year.


Recently Steve McCabe MP has spoken out against the BBC’s lack of investment in the Midlands as research from the Campaign for Regional Broadcasting Midlands revealed that although the Midlands licence fee payers contributed £942 million to the BBC last year only £80 million was actually invested in the region.

Steve McCabe voted to revoke the government’s ‘Firefighter’s Pension Regulations’ after he joined several other Labour front benchers in signing an Early Day Motion to secure a Parliamentary Debate on the issue. However Conservatives and Liberal Democrats pushed through the measure which many have branded as unworkable and unfair.

Steve McCabe MP has welcomed the Royal Mail’s announcement that their apprenticeship scheme is open for applications in Birmingham and is encouraging his constituents to apply.

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During Education questions January 19 2015 Steve McCabe MP questioned Edward Timpson MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of state for Education) on the Government’s recent appointment of ‘external improvement experts’ within children’s services. Steve McCabe MP asked when the decision had been made, how many experts will be required, what they will cost and who will be responsible for evaluating the success of this experiment.

Local MP, Steve McCabe, Birmingham Selly Oak faced a grilling from Year 6 students at Raddlebarn Primary School.

The students invited Steve to take part in their very own ‘question time’ style debate ahead of their exciting school trip to Westminster later on in the year. Steve was asked about his views on a range of important issues including the environment, welfare, discrimination, jobs, and crime as well as his role as the local MP.

Steve McCabe MP is warning his constituents to steer clear of Hamilton Tree Care after being contacted by his 75 year old disabled constituent who was unwittingly made to sign a £850 cheque for the trimming of an ivy plant.

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