Gap needs addressing

 Last week, at Prime Minister’s Questions, I asked about 9,000 people over age 60 who died last year because their homes were too cold. I wanted a guarantee there would be fewer next year. The gap between those who enjoy later life and those who struggle is increasing and needs addressing. Even before the pandemic,Continue reading Gap needs addressing

Birmingham MP brands Queen’s Speech a ‘Missed Opportunity’

The Labour MP for Birmingham Selly Oak – Steve McCabe MP – ​critiqued the Government’s forthcoming legislative agenda for failing to address the key issues affecting the West Midlands. Speaking in last Monday’s Queen’s Speech debate in the House of Commons, the Birmingham MP highlighted the absence of a number of key topics from the programme including the lack of a plan toContinue reading Birmingham MP brands Queen’s Speech a ‘Missed Opportunity’

Vital issues are ignored

The Queen’s Speech sets out government plans for the next 12 months. My constituents tell me the issues of greatest concern are: cost of living; energy prices; childcare costs; elderly care; lack of neighbourhood police; education. There’s no action on childcare costs despite its impact on employment and family budgets and no plan for energyContinue reading Vital issues are ignored


Prime Minister Boris Johnson dodges Birmingham MP’s call for a guarantee that the number of people dying in freezing homes falls by next year
 

Steve McCabe, the Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Selly Oak today asked the Prime Minister at PMQs if he would make a guarantee that the shocking figure of 9000 people who died in their homes last year as they were too cold, would be lower in the coming year.    The figures come from the recentlyContinue reading Prime Minister Boris Johnson dodges Birmingham MP’s call for a guarantee that the number of people dying in freezing homes falls by next year 

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