In the constituency

Stirchley’s very own Kolkata Lounge has been nominated by Selly Oak MP, Steve McCabe in the annual MP’s Tiffin Cup competition.

Steve asked locals which was their favourite local curry house and the majority said Stirchley’s very own Kolkata lounge. The competition seeks to find the best South Asian restaurant in Britain and nominees are put forward by their local MPs.

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Speaking  in the House of Commons yesterday at the Health Estimates debate local MP Steve McCabe opted to ‘tell it like it is’ and attacked the government for driving our NHS and Social care services to its knees.

Steve McCabe MP said:

“Five years into the reign of the current Secretary of State for Health we’re entitled to ask what on earth is happening to our NHS and social care system, and can we any longer afford the extraordinary complacency of this government?

Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak), has called out the government over figures about future demand for school places before a decision on the future of Baverstock Acadmey in Druids Heath is made.

Steve McCabe MP is encouraging his constituents who are currently on the Council’s housing waiting list to re-register before 19 April 2017 to avoid being taken off the register.

Birmingham City Council is changing the way it allocates social housing to make the system easier for people to understand and to make the best use of the existing housing stock. The Council have also said that the current system gives people false expectations because of open access to the housing register and makes it difficult for existing tenants to gain an offer of alternative accommodation.

Steve McCabe MP is encouraging organisations across his constituency to take part in an exciting opportunity to secure grants of up to £35k.

Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham, Selly Oak has voiced his support for The Biggest Fight Against Bone Cancer, an important new campaign to raise awareness of primary bone cancer.

Meeting with campaigners from Bone Cancer Research Trust Steve heard from Jamie Wood, a former bone cancer patient and amateur boxer who was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma in 2010. Jamie underwent 16 courses of chemotherapy and 3 major operations as part of his treatment.

Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham Selly Oak, has learnt that new figures out today show mental health patients in need of care in their local hospitals are still being sent out of the local area.

NHS data has revealed that across England there were 528 Out of Area Placements active at the end of December 2016, of which 96% were due to the lack of a local bed. In the Midlands 115 Out of Area Placements were due to no local bed and 60 patients were placed at establishments more than 60 miles from their home.

Local MP Steve McCabe is urging people who are struggling with energy bills to seek expert advice, as new research highlights many people are not aware of the help that is available.

Friday 27th January marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.

Local MP Steve McCabe is encouraging his constituents to go online and have their say on proposals to introduce additional licensing for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).

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