To mark Parliament Week, Community Foundation organised a community event at the Lozells Methodist Centre. Local councillors and Members of Parliament had the opportunity to share their thoughts and experience of going into politics.
Birmingham City Council has released figures which show that the new system of Individual Electoral Registration (IER) might leave more than 16, 000 properties in the Ladywood Constituencies with no one on the electoral register at all. This makes Ladywood the most affected out of the 10 Birmingham constituencies.
Shabana said, "Thousands of young people, students and private renters will be affected because the Government has rushed these changes through. This will leave parts of Birmingham under-represented which is totally unacceptable and undemocratic. “
More than 120 businesses from across the Jewellery Quarter were invited by Shabana Mahmood MP to take part in a survey on the proposed closure of the local Police base.
The survey shows that nearly 80% of retailers who replied are ‘Very Concerned’ about the closure and that half of them think the work of the local Police team is excellent.
All businesses are unanimous that the Police station should stay in the Jewellery Quarter. One business owner said, “The Quarter is becoming more important to Birmingham's local independent business community and is now growing. The... Read more...
Shabana Mahmood MP has asked a Government spokesperson Justine Greening MP in the House of Commons today (3 November 2015) to go and visit Lesvos to see the conditions of refugees on the island. Shabana's question follows her own experience as a volunteer on the island 3 weeks ago where she saw the struggle of local people, volunteers and refugees.
Shabana Mahmood MP has co-chaired an event organised by the Council of British Hajjis in Parliament this week. The event brought together representatives from a range of organisations who work to assist British pilgrims to undertake the Hajj. This included pilgrims, travel operators, the Police, academics and medics. A number of ongoing issues were discussed including high costs and fraud. In addition there was further discussion about safety following the serious loss of life that occurred at this year's Hajj.
Shabana Mahmood MP said:
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Shabana Mahmood MP has stuck up for low paid workers by voting against Tory plans to reduce the amount of tax credit paid to low paid workers. Amongst other things the Tory measures would mean that anyone who earns over £12,125 will start to see their child tax credit fall; currently you must earn £16,105 before the credit starts to be withdrawn.
Shabana speaking in the tax credit debate in July
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