I wanted to update you on what I have been doing to support residents living in high rise flats. Since the Grenfell disaster I have had many residents get in contact – not surprising given that we have 73 towers - the highest number in any constituency in the city.

I have written to all residents living in tower blocks and asked them to tell me their concerns. 100s of people have written back and each and every piece of information is being looked at by my office and followed up with the relevant authority.

Shabana Mahmood MP has written to the Education Secretary Justine Greening MP on behalf of governors, teachers, parents and pupils in Birmingham Ladywood who are fearful for what the Tories’ education cuts proposals will mean for their schools.
 
The Tories are overseeing the first real terms cut in the schools budget for over two decades, the steepest our schools have faced since the 1970s.

The Government has admitted that it will be limit the number of lone child asylum seekers who can apply for asylum into Britain through a scheme known as the 'Dubs scheme' to 350. The Dubs amendment was passed as part of the 2016 Immigration Act after an amendment by Lord Dubs was accepted by Parliament and written into law. 

On Wednesday 1st February 2017, I voted in favour of the European Union (Notification Of Withdrawal) Bill Second Reading which when enacted as an act of Parliament will give the Prime Minister power to notify the European Council of the United Kingdom’s intention to start negotiations to leave the European Union under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

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