Our justice system is the latest place for coronavirus to rear its ugly head. There’s now a backlog of 54,000 cases at Crown Courts and it could be four years before those accused of crimes such as rape, violent assault and robbery come to trial. That’s a long time, ‘justice delayed is justice denied’ asContinue reading Courts crisis: What are the contingency plans?
Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham Selly Oak, is delighted to announce that Isla-Rose Beecroft from St Mary’s Church of England Primary School as winner of his Parliamentary Christmas card competition. Each year, Steve runs a Christmas card competition with local primary schools and after what has been a very difficult year for schools, Steve was determinedContinue reading SLEIGH, WHAT?! LOCAL CHILD WINS “BEST IN SNOW” IN MP’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION
It’s that time of year again as Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, launches his annual Christmas card competition for local primary schools. Steve is once again asking local children to design a Christmas card about what Christmas means to them. This year the competition, which is sponsored by Oakton Estate Agents and DavisonsContinue reading IT’S (ALMOST) THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR AS LOCAL MP LAUNCHES HIS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION
I spoke in the Westminster Hall Debate on No Recourse to Public Funds tabled by Stephen Timms MP on Thursday 8th October. You can hear my thoughts here: Covid-19 has highlighted the failings in our system. I have been very concerned about migrants who have ‘no recourse to public funds’ who are often having toContinue reading END NO RECOURSE TO PUBLIC FUNDS
It’s National Clean Air Day and what better time to think about what we can do to improve the quality of the air around us. Air pollution is a major contributor to heart and lung disease and figures suggest over 1,100 deaths annually are link to air pollution in Birmingham alone. We can’t let thisContinue reading NATIONAL CLEAN AIR DAY 2020… TIME TO MAKE A CHANGE
I know that many of my constituents have been concerned about the Coronavirus Act, it’s impact on democracy and the lack of scrutiny. It’s shocking but unsurprising that despite being 18 on the list to speak in the debate on the Renewal of the Coronavirus Emergency Powers, I had no chance to represent the viewsContinue reading Coronavirus Act Sept 2020