Shadow Children’s Minister, Steve McCabe MP is giving his support to the launch of a new report from the Every Disabled Child Matters coalition (EDCM) called ‘Right from the Start’. It seeks to encourage the next government to consider the needs of disabled children, young people and their families ‘right from the start’ by developing a new cross-departmental strategy.

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During Business Questions on 8th January 2015 Steve McCabe MP urged William Hague MP, Leader of the House of Commons to find time for a debate on tackling bogus calls to the ambulance service and to look at the operation of the ambulance ORCON (operational research consultancy) response system.

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Steve McCabe MP has spoken out against further rail fare increases which have hit his constituents and commuters across the country.

Since 2010, the Government has allowed the train companies to hit passengers in Selly Oak with massive fare rises of over 20 per cent since 2010, costing hundreds of pounds more for people who are already struggling with the soaring cost of living.

Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham Selly Oak, has been in touch with Tesco’s Chief Executive Dave Lewis regarding the new Tesco store in Stirchley. The Tesco Chief has today told Steve that despite financial difficulties the supermarket will be pressing ahead with the development in Stirchley, bringing much needed investment and jobs to the area.


Christmas is an expensive time of year with many families feeling the pinch more so than ever before which is why Steve McCabe MP is offering advice to his constituents on how to save money over the festive period.

Steve McCabe MP advises constituents to know their rights when it comes to being confronted with unreasonable bailiffs and warns that bailiffs are not permitted to visit people’s homes on Christmas Day.

Steve has made it clear that people should know their rights and not be intimidated by bailiffs who aren’t following their code of conduct.

Steve McCabe MP was thrilled to present Owais Hussain, winner of his Parliamentary Christmas card competition with a fun day out to Dudley Zoo, so he may be seeing Rudolph earlier than he thinks!

Steve McCabe MP is urging residents to give safely to charities this Christmas by remembering the ‘Safe Xmas’ acronym developed by charity regulators; the Charity Commission and the Fundraising Standards Board.

Steve McCabe MP voted in Parliament to introduce pay transparency across large companies. The measure, put forward by Labour will require companies which employ over 250 staff to publish their own gender pay gap in their annual report.


Government plans to make firefighters in England work until they are 60 and to increase their pension contributions have been backed by MPs by 313 votes to 261. Labour forced a vote on firefighters’ pensions but the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats pushed through the measure which many have branded as unworkable and unfair.


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