Luke is a local Kings Heath boy and former pupil at Woodthorpe Juniors and Wheelers Lane Boys School. He left school at 16 and went to join the RAF, after completing his services he went on to study at Aston University and is currently completing his PhD at the University of Birmingham.


Steve McCabe MP and local Bournville residents are outraged at Lloyds Bank’s refusal to reconsider the closure of the bank branch in the heart of Bournville Village.

Children’s safety has been put first after Steve McCabe MP and parents of Allens Croft Primary School have pushed for safer road measures outside the school.

Steve McCabe MP has hailed a small victory for local Selly Oak residents as Birmingham City Council’s Planning Department finally take enforcement action against rogue landlords.


He took the chance to claim things have never been better but the reality is GDP per head is still below pre-crisis levels and for most people things have never been so bad.



·         75% of constituents felt that things are moving in the wrong direction

·         86% of people felt that the number of low paid jobs in Birmingham is a major issue facing our city. The number of zero hour contracts has now reached 1.8 million nationally. These contracts mean no guaranteed hours or minimum pay for far too many working people.

Steve recently received information from a constituent relating to possible irregularities between the assessment of men and women who suffer from mental health issues; and their eligibility for ESA support.

Steve asked the Minister of State at the DWP to clarify the department's position. Please see the below links to the question and the Ministers' response.

On National Apprenticeship Week, Steve McCabe MP met with local apprentices from Bournville’s Cadbury factory to find out more about the apprenticeship programme and meet the people involved.

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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.


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