08/19/2014 - 09:42

The family of Kingsley Burrell has announced that they have been informed by the Birmingham Coroner that a full inquest into the death of Kingsley Burrell, who died after being taken into police custody in 2011, will be held next year.

The preliminary hearing will be held in November 2014 and a full three week inquest is set to start on the 9th February 2015 at Birmingham Coroners Court. The decision to set a date for the inquest is a great step forward for the family and friends of Kingsley Burrell who have been searching for answers about how Kingsley died.

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08/18/2014 - 10:24

Following the protest at the Hodge Hill TESCO over the weekend Shabana Mahmood MP said:

"It's an important right in this country to be able to air ones views and to think and say what we like without fear of violence or retribution.

"Peaceful demonstrations and protests play a large part in that and I have been on my fair share.

"Shoving people, intimidating people and throwing things as I am told happened by a small group of people at the Hodge Hill Tesco on Saturday are not the actions of people committed to taking part in a peaceful protest movement. It's... Read more...


08/21/2014 - 18:36

Shabana Mahmood MP said today:

"We all agree that Israeli settlements on the West Bank are illegal under international law and they are not part of Israel. As such, they are an obstacle to a two state solution and a lasting peace between Israel and Palestine. My position on the boycott of illegal settlement goods - precisely because the settlements themselves are illegal - is a difference of view with my party that is genuinely and respectfully held.

"There is no disagreement that a more general boycott of Israel would not contribute towards a lasting peace in the region -... Read more...

07/18/2014 - 20:32

Shabana Mahmood MP publishes letter with Birmingham Labour colleagues to Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond about Gaza

Dear Philip Hammond MP

We are writing to ask that you take whatever action possible to persuade the Israeli Government to stop its attacks on Gaza.

Palestinian civilians have now endured over a week days of air strikes and are now being subjected to a ground invasion. Hundreds of people have been killed - man y of them children. We are worried about the heart wrenching stories that are being reported in the media. Earlier... Read more...


08/27/2014 - 15:00

New analysis, published today by Shabana, shows that the Chancellor is failing to meet the target he set in 2012 to double exports to £1 trillion a year by 2020.

In 2012, the Government launched its £5 billion Export Refinancing Scheme and claimed that it would be up and running by the end of the year.  However, the reality is that it has taken over two years to set up and the latest figures show that is still has... Read more...

08/14/2014 - 16:40

Shabana Mahmood MP, Labour’s Shadow Treasury Minister, responding to the Child Poverty Action Group and Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s third ‘Cost of a Child’ report, said: “This report shows the cost-of-living crisis facing millions of families. While millionaires have been given a huge tax cut families with children have been hit hardest of all by this government’s choices. “Labour would back families and make work pay by expanding free childcare for working parents, increasing the minimum wage and introducing a lower 10p starting rate of tax.”

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