Last week, the Education Secretary, Justine Greening, announced an extra £1.3 billion of funding for schools to maintain pupil funding in real terms up to 2019-20. The announcement has been met with a mixed response and seems to raise more questions than it answers.

Selly Oak Member of Parliament, Steve McCabe, visited the University of Birmingham’s new Sport and Fitness Centre yesterday, where he was given a guided tour by Director of Sport, Zena Wooldridge OBE, who told him about the new development, which has been ten years in planning, and the potential role of these facilities should the city be successful in its bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.  He saw at first-hand the state of the art swimming pool, gymnasia and fitness clinics, including squash courts that would be used for the Commonwealth Games and the extensive training

Steve McCabe, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Selly Oak, is supporting calls for energy market action, as shocking figures reveal people in Selly Oak are over-paying £6, 040, 000 a year on their energy bills, meaning £255 per household.


An inquiry by the Competition and Markets Authority has found that energy customers were paying on average £1.4 billion a year more than would be the case in a competitive market.


Birmingham MP, Steve McCabe (Birmingham Selly Oak) has welcomed a recent High Court decision to grant injunctions preventing unauthorised encampments at three key sites in Selly Oak.

Steve McCabe, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Selly Oak, welcomed apprentices from some of Britain’s leading aerospace, defence, security and space companies to the House of Commons last week.

Birmingham MP, Steve McCabe (Birmingham Selly Oak) has today tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) in the House of Commons calling for action to tackle the persistent problem of unauthorised traveller encampments blighting his constituency and South Birmingham.

The figures show that 4.7% of the economically active population are unemployed, this is compared to the UK average of 2.5%. Unemployment in Selly Oak constituency has increased on this time last year.


Commenting on the figures, local MP Steve McCabe said:


The campaign, Secret Life of Us, is responding to an alarming survey which revealed that 97% of parents with a disabled child say the public do not understand the challenges they face.

A further survey shows that:

Steve McCabe MP is supporting this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, a campaign run by the charity The Reading Agency. 
This year the theme is Animal Agents and children are encouraged to borrow and read books in order to help a detective agency of fury friends solve a mystery. To get involved in the Summer Reading Challenge all you need to do is take your child to your local library where they will receive an Animal Agents collector pack and can borrow a variety of exciting books.

Birmingham City Council claims their proposals to radically reform Early Years Services will greatly improve the provision of services but the detailed plans reveal a number of Children’s Centres have been earmarked for closure.

Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak), Jack Dromey MP (Birmingham Erdington) and Richard Burden MP (Birmingham Northfield) are requesting an urgent meeting with the Council’s Chief Executive Stella Manzie to discuss the proposals.

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