Over a 1,000 job seekers pack Erdington Works Jobs Fair

Over 1000 jobseekers and 60 local employers and partners came through the doors of Jaguar LandRover in Castle Bromwich for the Erdington Works Business Breakfast and Jobs Fair. Continue reading

Birmingham MPs demand transitional arrangements for women affected by the rise in the state pension age

On Friday 16th September Jack Dromey, Liam Byrne, and Khalid Mahmood held a public meeting at the Six Ways Baptist Church in Erdington for the Women Against State Pension Inequity (WASPI) national day of local action and to provide a platform for the women concerned to form a Birmingham WASPI group. Continue reading

MPs stand out in pink for families affected by breast cancer

Jack Dromey MP wears it pink in Parliament in aid of Breast Cancer Now Continue reading

Jack Dromey MP - Justice for Marks and Spencers Workers

Recent M&S proposals threaten to cut staff premium rates of pay for working Sundays, bank holidays and unsocial hours, and close the company’s final-salary pension scheme. 11,000 of M&S’s most loyal employees, many with over 14 years’ service, are set to see a serious pay cut.  Birmingham Erdington MP Jack Dromey has written to Mr Steve Rowe, Chief Executive, Marks and Spencer, on behalf of Birmingham workers to challenge the pay cuts. Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh has led a campaign against the changes, including a petition that has received nearly 100,000 signatures to date. You can sign the petition by clicking here Continue reading

Promising GCSE results for the young people of Erdington

Jack Dromey, MP for Erdington, has congratulated pupils who collected their GCSE results in and around the constituency. The results are a marked improvement from the last academic year in a number of local schools. Continue reading

Stunning A-level success by Erdington young people

This morning hundreds of Erdington pupils received their A level results. Jack Dromey, MP for Birmingham Erdington, welcomed the excellent results in the constituency and congratulated all the pupils and staff for the hard work they have shown the last few months. Continue reading

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'At last the truth on crime' Crime doubles with the inclusion of cyber-crime

ONS crime statistics released today show an increase in the headline crime rate of 92%, once a staggering 5.8 million online crimes are finally included in January 2017. Continue reading

Boris Johnson’s nasty rhetoric has unleashed a tidal wave of racial abuse and attacks

Jack Dromey MP today accused Boris Johnson of fuelling hate attacks and says that Birmingham will not tolerate hate crime Examples of race-fuelled attacks reported to the MP since Thursday’s referendum include: Longbridge Station A bystander described an altercation between the conductor and a passenger. He said that the train was ready to pull off when a middle aged white man started addressing the conductor – who appeared to be from a minority background. The man told the conductor to open the doors- a request that the conductor refused as the train was late. The man then said “We have left Europe and we will be making the rules now” and that the conductor “should watch his step in future”. Erdington and Kingstanding Polish residents of Erdington and neighbouring constituencies have described incidents of anti-Polish abuse since Thursday: One said that she has lived in the UK since 1998 and definitely feels a change has taken place, telling of how she was called “scum” by a neighbour on her road. Another was pushed out of the way at a supermarket in Harborne and told to be quiet when they protested and that “they would be out of the UK soon”. Another described receiving abuse from youngsters as they shouted “go home soon” at her.   Continue reading

'Britain's 10 cities are right. Brexit would be bad news for Birmingham and Britain. Birmingham benefits from EU support and our city's economy vitally depends on being in Europe'

John McDonnell and Gordon Brown will today join with the Leaders of Birmingham and nine other of Britain’s largest cities outside of London to warn against the threat leaving the European Union would pose to their city’s economies. The open letter written by the Leaders of the 10 City Councils will outline the fact that the EU has created tens of thousands of jobs and provided for £1.8bn worth of direct investment in the cities.  Continue reading