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Liam Byrne is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
However, Liam Byrne sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Liam Byrne’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Liam Byrne’s full vote analysis page for more.
The country expects us to pull together now to get our country back on its feet. In that spirit, let me welcome the investment that the Chancellor has announced today for young people and for the hospitality trade. My observation, though, is that of the money he has brought forward, the capital is only about 5% to 6% of the budget that he has earmarked for the next four or five years. What...
What a marvellous opportunity to follow a marvellous speech, which I felt hit almost all the right notes. The Commonwealth games that we will host in Birmingham in the West Midlands will be the greatest Commonwealth games that the world has ever seen. It will be not only the most spectacular festival of Commonwealth sport, but a magnificent festival of our civic spirit—the civic spirit that...
My right hon. Friend is absolutely right, and that is the second big point I want to make. This is a partnership. I am grateful for the investment that the Government have made, which will not just help unlock the greatest festival of Commonwealth sport that we have ever seen but bring 5,000 new homes to the constituency of my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr (Mr Mahmood),...
Labour MP for Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Entered the House of Commons on 15 July 2004 — Byelection
Liam Byrne campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 10 Aug 2020.