05/14/2015 - 11:08

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...

03/18/2015 - 11:41

The Community Foundation have set up a Community Warden Scheme which aims to encourage community involvement to support vulnerable people and clean up the local area.

Responsibilities for the Community Wardens include working alongside local residents and businesses, litter picks, removing graffiti and patrolling neighbourhoods. For more information and to sign up, click here



01/21/2015 - 18:07

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...

10/21/2014 - 11:48

On Wednesday 15th October Breast Cancer Care met with Shabana Mahmood MP at Parliament, after a survey by the charity revealed that the majority (90%) of secondary breast cancer patients are experiencing physical pain, many almost daily.

As part of Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day (October 13th), Shabana Mahmood MP attended the event - hosted by Steve Brine MP, co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer - to meet with women who have been diagnosed with the disease, and highlight the charity’s campaign and petition. Alarmingly the survey findings reveal that... Read more...


03/10/2015 - 13:28

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.

03/10/2015 - 13:04

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...

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