As Christmas looms, we need to spare a thought for those who won’t have such a great time. I’m about to launch my reverse Advent Calendar where I ask those, who can, to join me and donate something daily in the run up to Christmas. I spent part of Saturday with Labour Party volunteers collectingContinue reading Foodbanks Are Essential
The Prime Minister came to Coventry last week and rambled on about levelling up but failed to announce funding for a Gigafactory, the one thing that could save the West Midlands car industry. Despite our successes, the spectre of unemployment continues to haunt Birmingham and the wider region. There are too many low paid, insecureContinue reading Poorest hit the hardest
New figures released by the End Child Poverty coalition have revealed the growing scale of child poverty across the country, even before the pandemic hit. The research carried out by Loughborough University for the End Child Poverty Coalition shows that in the latest year (2019/20) there were 7483 children trapped in poverty in Selly Oak. That’s 38% of children. SteveContinue reading Local MP calls on Government to tackle Child Poverty
Latest figures show foodbank use up again for second time this year.