“I live here. I use a local GP, hospital and dentist like everyone else. My children went to local schools and I use the 50 bus like so many others. I’m not afraid to stand up and speak out even if that sometimes upsets the powers that be. We won’t always agree but I promise to be hardworking and straight with you. “
steve mccabe pledges
I’ll continue to campaign for more jobs for our constituency. I plan to set up a local employer’s forum to work with schools, organise more job fairs & develop work with people like VICTAR & Disability Confident to increase job opportunities for those with disabilities.
NHS and Social Care
We need more money for health. More GPs to tackle the lack of appointments. Cancer diagnosis & treatment times must improve & increased mental health provision is needed. I’ll work to establish our own constituency health improvement forum to work with professionals & challenge the bureaucrats so that we have a proper say on local services.
Policing, justice AND the Fight Against Crime
We must replace the officers we’ve lost & restore neighbourhood policing to realistic levels. We need to rebuild our criminal justice system so that victims are protected, criminals caught & punished & offenders given a chance to reform. I’ll hold regular events to hear your views and ensure that you have a proper say on the policing of your area.
I will work with Heads, teachers, governors and parents to support our local schools. I’ll seek a better deal for SEND children in terms of provision & access to EHCPs. I’ll work with local schools to develop our own local Recognition Award Scheme to encourage individuals and ideas that really make a difference.
I’ll put our local environment first so that people can enjoy our parks and other facilities. I’ll work with local councillors and communities to establish a Selly Oak Constituency Environmental Improvement Plan covering items such as: recycling initiatives; allotments; food pantries; community gardens like Masefield; improved cycle training for children.
Homelessness is not an inevitability. I’ll work to end rough sleeping and what’s become the 21st Century version of ‘Cathy Come Home’. My plans will include a demand for new laws to protect family homes; action on rogue landlords & developers; an end to unregistered & unregulated hostels.