In Parliament

Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak, joined families and campaigners to highlight the issue of critical neonatal staff shortages following the latest report from special care baby charity Bliss.

The report shows that there is a severe shortage of neonatal nurses and doctors, meaning neonatal units are not meeting national standards on safe staffing levels for premature and sick babies.

Amongst its key findings the Bliss baby report 2015 found:

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, joined campaigners in Parliament to raise awareness of the potential risks of some children’s fancy dress costumes this Halloween.

Steve has spoken out against George Osborne’s planned cuts to Working and Child Tax Credits, slamming the cuts as short sighted and hitting the poorest the hardest.

 

Before the Election in May 2015 David Cameron promised there would be no cuts to child tax credits, but in the Chancellor’s Summer Budget in July he announced cuts to Working and Child Tax Credits which will hit working families on low incomes.

 

Steve has criticized the government for its secretive dealings around TTIP and said that research sponsored by the Washington based Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers which was withheld by the motor industry only served to cement his concerns.


Steve McCabe has been inundated with planning complaints in recent years. Many people are frustrated at the lack of enforcement action to tackle breaches in planning law by the local Council. Permitted development rights, introduced in 2013, have exacerbated the problem with neighbourhoods blighted with unsightly extensions which are built under the guise of permitted development.

 

On Friday 11th September over 450 MPs attended the House of Commons for the debate on the Private Member’s, Assisted Dying (No2) Bill sponsored by my parliamentary colleague Rob Marris, the Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton South West.

Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham, Selly Oak), has joined with Breast Cancer Now to show his support for women with breast cancer by dressing up in pink and encouraging people across the constituency  to take part in  ‘wear it pink’, on Friday 23rd October.

Steve McCabe MP Birmingham, Selly Oak, has voiced his opposition to the government’s proposed Trade Union Bill.  The bill, which has been described as the ‘the biggest crack down on workers’ rights for 30 years’  seeks to dramatically reduce the power of unions to take strike action.

Included in the Bill are plans to effectively criminalise picketing and permit employers to hire strike-breaking agency staff.

Steve McCabe MP launches consultation on Assisted Dying

A Private Member’s Bill on Assisted Dying is scheduled to have its Second Reading in the House of Commons on 11 September 2015, Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) is contacting different groups across the constituency to ask for their views.

Steve McCabe MP, Shadow Minister for Children and Families has pledged his support for families with disabled children after meeting with campaigners from charity, Contact a Family.

Steve recently met with campaigners from Contact a Family – a national charity that supports families with disabled children regardless of their condition. Steve heard from families about their experiences of caring for disabled children and the everyday pressures that they face.

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