Shabana Mahmood MP has backed calls by the family for a public inquiry into the death of Kinsgley Burrell. Kingsley died after calling 999 in March 2011. He was detained under the Mental Health Act and suffered a fatal heart attack four days later. Jurors at the inquest found that Kingsley died as a result of prolonged restraint and a lack of basic medical attention. Kingsley was left handcuffed for hours on a hospital floor.
Shabana Mahmood MP said: "It is now 2015 and the family are only just beginning to get answers. Kingsley was let down by the system in 2011 and it cost him... Read more...
A community café is launching on Tuesday 19th May at South Aston United Reformed Church. The launch will take place from 11am, and is open to all local residents to attend.
The community café has received funding from the Big Lottery Fund and after the launch, will be open every Tuesday from 9.30am until 2pm serving a range of breakfast and lunch items for all residents in the local area.
Shabana Mahmood MP said:
“It is fantastic to see the launch of community projects such as this in Aston. The community café provides a perfect location... Read more...
Today (29th June) Shabana asked a question to the Prime Minister about what more he feels Muslims should do to help combat extremism.
Yesterday, alongside apprentices from the new 'Gateway to the City' initiative, Shabana Mahmood MP opened trading at the London Stock Exchange.
The 'Gateway to the City' intiative is a partnership between the London Stock Exchange Group and London-based charity, City Gateway. The new scheme helps young people, aged 16-24 years old, take part in apprenticeships in the financial services industry.
Shabana Mahmood MP said, "I am very encouraged to see the financial services industry providing new and exciting apprenticeship opportunities for young people. The Gateway to the... Read more...
In today's Treasury Questions Shabana Mahmood MP, once again, called on the Government to answer the question of whether or not the Chancellor ever discussed tax evasion at HSBC with Lord Green - a question he failed to answer six times on the Today programme. Lord Green, a former boss at HSBC was appointed as a Conservative trade minister in 2010.
In the absence of the Chancellor, a response came from the Financial Secretary to the Treasury - David Gauke MP - who failed to answer the question.
Last week, Shabana Mahmood MP spoke in the final stages of the Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill in the House of Commons before it moves into the House of Lords. The Bill will allow the Northern Ireland Assembly to set its own rate of corporation tax from 2017 as long as a number of economic conditions are met.
Shabana Mahmood MP outlined that Labour are committed to supporting measures that aim to increase inward investment into Northern Ireland and support the much-needed rebalancing of its economy. However, Shabana also highlighted that while headline rates of... Read more...