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Labour is protecting Birmingham households from the national Tory council tax bombshell after listening to hard-pressed residents.

Under plans announced by the Government in December, bills could have risen by a massive eight per cent this year, adding £100 to bills of the Band D properties in Birmingham.

But, despite Government cuts of almost £650 million a year to its budget, the Labour council has refused to let the Government’s irresponsible failure to fund local services hit hardworking taxpayers.

Labour has kept the increase down to 3.99 per cent from the council plus a further one per cent for the Police and Crime Commissioner’s budget.

Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said:

“As our city braces for a further round of Tory cuts to local services, this national council tax bombshell would have served as a double whammy for the people of Birmingham.

"We know that far too many people are struggling with the increased cost of living and Labour has listened, so the council tax increase in Birmingham will now be lower than the one we consulted on.

"We've also successfully blocked West Midlands Mayor Andy Street's plan to add an additional one per cent to council tax bills.

"My message to the people of Birmingham is this: you won’t have to pick up the bill for the Tory Government’s underfunding of our city by millions of pounds.

"Labour is rebuilding our city and making the right choices – let us finish the job.”

 

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Labour is protecting Birmingham households from the national Tory council tax bombshell after listening to hard-pressed residents. Under plans announced by the Government in December, bills could have risen by...

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Labour has been forging ahead with the modernisation of the waste and recycling services in the face of over £650 million of cuts to its budget since the Tory Government came to power in 2010.

Despite Tory scaremongering, Labour will keep your weekly bin collection in Birmingham. No ifs, no buts – your weekly collection is staying.

Don't let the Tories fool you - they've got it in for Birmingham. We have been treated unfairly by the Conservatives at every turn underfunding our city by hundreds of millions of pounds, in comparison with Southern shires.

Labour has been fighting tooth-and-nail for a fair deal for Birmingham. And we won’t stop until we get fair funding in line with other parts of Britain.

 

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The weekly collection is safe with Labour

Labour has been forging ahead with the modernisation of the waste and recycling services in the face of over £650 million of cuts to its budget since the Tory Government...

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In the face of £650 million of Tory cuts – Labour has made a real difference in Birmingham and has made the right choices. Birmingham is a dynamic, growing city. Our skyline is changing. Despite the Tories trying to hold Birmingham back, Labour are re-building Birmingham. Let Labour finish the job because with Labour we will ensure the development of our city benefits the many and not the few.

Labour in Birmingham has delivered for the many, not the few

In the face of £650 million of Tory cuts – Labour has made a real difference in Birmingham and has made the right choices. Birmingham is a dynamic, growing city.... Read more

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Today Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, and Deputy Leader, Cllr Brigid Jones, have visited the locked gates of the building site of the new, but yet-to-be-completed Midland Metropolitan Hospital, that was being built by Carillion before the company’s collapse two weeks ago.

Since Carillion went into liquidation the site has been shut down, although the hospital is only two thirds complete.

The project, which has already had an extra six months added to its completion date due to engineering problems, now looks to be delayed even further – with no fixed date on when works on the new hospital will resume.

Cllr Brigid Jones, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, said:

“It’s vital that this unfinished super-hospital is not left to fall into disrepair. The hospital must be completed and work should resume as quickly as possible.

“If the Tories don’t take control of this situation – it is going to cost tax-payers a lot more in the long-term. Contractors who have found themselves off-site for over two weeks will rightly be looking for other work to pay their rent, mortgages and bills.

“The best thing, for the people who’ve been working on the build, and for those thousands of people in Sandwell and West Birmingham who will be served by the new hospital, is for the Government to get people back to work as soon as possible.

“But we know that the Tories’ track record in Birmingham is dire. We are seen as second-class citizens by the Tories who’ve cut Birmingham by £650 million since 2010.

“In May, Brummies have a choice as we face all-out elections in Birmingham. Labour will fight for a properly resourced and funded NHS for our city; to save walk-in centres, cut waiting times to see your GP, cut queues in A&E and tackle delays for routine operations and appointments. The Tories will continue to cut, underfund and under staff our NHS.

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, said:

“The Government need to clean up this sorry saga and ensure that this hospital is up and running as quickly as possible. Delays will not only affect patients but will add substantially to the costs involved.”

Tory failure to address Carillion crisis will cost Birmingham taxpayers

Today Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, and Deputy Leader, Cllr Brigid Jones, have visited the locked gates of the building site of the new, but yet-to-be-completed Midland...

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Today Labour’s top team in Birmingham have pledged to keep the weekly bin collection if they win May’s council election as part of a package of environmental commitments to make the city cleaner and greener.

 

Labour has been forging ahead with the modernisation of the waste and recycling services despite over £650 million of cuts to its budget since the Tory Government came to power in 2010.

 

Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said:

 

“The Tories have got it in for Birmingham. We’ve been treated unfairly by the Tory Government and have underfunded the city by hundreds of millions of pounds in comparison with other areas.

 

“But in the face of these cuts – Labour has been making the right choices.

 

“Today I’m laying out Labour’s plan for a cleaner and greener Birmingham. I am making it clear that if Labour wins the council election in May – we will keep your weekly bin collection. No ifs, not buts – your weekly collection is staying.

 

“We will also continue to modernise the waste collection and recycling service. We will increase recycling, work closely with partners to reduce plastic waste and put in place a hit squad to tackle fly-posting.

 

“We will also be using every power at our disposal to tackle fly-tippers. It’s unacceptable and it drags our city down. I want fly tippers to know what we’re coming after you and will use the full force of the law to prosecute those who fly-tip rubbish in our city.

 

“Despite the Tories trying to hold Birmingham back, Labour are re-building Birmingham and we are making the right choices, ensuring that the development of our city benefits the many and not the few.”

Labour lays out plan for cleaner and greener Birmingham

Today Labour’s top team in Birmingham have pledged to keep the weekly bin collection if they win May’s council election as part of a package of environmental commitments to make...

Policing cut – West Midlands Police’s budget has been cut by £130 million. We’ve lost 2,000 police officers under the Tories.


Education slashed – By 2020 the Tories will have slashed education budgets in the city by £50 million - the equivalent of 1,300 teachers.


NHS in crisis – More patients are waiting over four hours to be seen in A&E, and it's increasingly hard to see a GP.


The Tories have it in for Birmingham – The Tories have cut Birmingham's budget by over £650 million, but Theresa May found £1 billion to fund her friends in the DUP to keep her in power.

 

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Birmingham Needs a Fair Deal

Policing cut – West Midlands Police’s budget has been cut by £130 million. We’ve lost 2,000 police officers under the Tories. Education slashed – By 2020 the Tories will have...

Edgbaston      
Wards: Bartley Green, Edgbaston, Harborne, Quinton      
Candidate Party Votes  
Preet Gill - Elected Labour and Co-operative Party 24124  
Colin Francis Green Liberal Democrats 1564  
Alice Kiff Green Party 562  
Dick Rodgers Europe Needs Us 155  
Caroline Squire The Conservative Party 17207  
Labour Party - Hold      
       
Erdington      
Wards: Erdington, Kingstanding, Stockland Green, Tyburn      
Candidate Party Votes  
Robert James Cambray Alden The Conservative Party 14286  
Jack Dromey - Elected Labour Party 21571  
Ann Holtom Liberal Democrats 750  
James Lovatt Green Party 610  
Labour Party - Hold      
       
Hall Green      
Wards: Hall Green, Moseley and Kings Heath, Sparkbrook, Springfield      
Candidate Party Votes  
Patrick Cox Green Party 831  
Jerry Evans Liberal Democrats 3137  
Roger Duncan Godsiff - Elected Labour Party 42143  
Reena Ranger The Conservative Party 8199  
Labour Party - Hold      
       
Hodge Hill      
Wards: Bordesley Green, Hodge Hill, Shard End, Washwood Heath      
Candidate Party Votes  
Phil Bennion Liberal Democrats 805  
Liam Dominic Byrne - Elected Labour Party 37606  
Mohammed Gultasab Khan UK Independence Party (UKIP) 1016  
Ahmereen Reza The Conservative Party 6580  
Clare Thomas Green Party 387  
Labour Party - Hold      
       
Ladywood      
Wards: Aston, Ladywood, Nechells, Soho      
Candidate Party Votes  
Andrew Richard Browning The Conservative Party 5452  
Lee James Dargue Liberal Democrats 1156  
Kefentse Dennis Green Party 533  
Shabana Mahmood - Elected Labour Party 34166  
Labour Party - Hold      
       
Northfield      
Wards: Kings Norton, Longbridge, Northfield, Weoley      
Candidate Party Votes  
Richard Haines Burden - Elected Labour Party 23596  
Roger Kingdon Harmer Liberal Democrat 959  
Eleanor Masters Green Party 864  
Meg Powell-Chandler The Conservative party 18929  
Labour Party - Hold      
       
Perry Barr      
Wards: Handsworth Wood, Lozells and East Handsworth, Oscott, Perry Barr      
Candidate Party Votes  
Shangara Singh Bhatoe Socialist Labour Party 592  
Charlotte Cyrus Hodivala The Conservative Party 11726  
Khalid Mahmood - Elected Labour Party 30109  
Vijay Rana Green Party 591  
Harjinder Singh Open Borders Party 99  
Harjun Singh Liberal Democrat 1080  
Labour Party - Hold      
       
Selly Oak      
Wards: Billesley, Bournville, Brandwood, Selly Oak      
Candidate Party Votes  
Steve McCabe - Elected Labour Party 30836  
Julien Pritchard Green Party 876  
David Stephen Radcliffe Liberal Democrats 1644  
Sophie Olivia Shrubsole The Conservative Party 15629  
Labour Party - Hold      
       
Sutton Coldfield      
Wards: Sutton Four Oaks, Sutton New Hall, Sutton Trinity, Sutton Vesey      
Candidate Party Votes  
Andrew Mitchell - Elected Conservative Party 32224  
Rob Pocock Labour Party 16885  
David Martin Ratcliff Green Party 965  
Hannah Sophia   482  
Jennifer Jane Wilkinson Liberal Democrats 2302  
Conservative Party - Hold      
       
Yardley      
Wards: Acocks Green, Sheldon, South Yardley, Stechford and Yardley North      
Candidate Party Votes  
Mohammed Afzal The Conservative Party 8824  
Paul Stephen Clayton UK Independence Party (UKIP) 1916  
Christopher Garghan Green Party 280  
John Alexander Melvin Hemming Liberal Democrat 7984  
Abu Nowshed Independent 100  
Jess Phillips - Elected Labour Party 25398  
Labour Party - Hold      
       
    457730  
       
       
Labour   286434 63%
Conservative   139056 30%
Lib Dem   21381 5%
Green   6499 1%
UKIP   2932 1%
Other   1428 0%
       
    457730 100%

The Results

Edgbaston       Wards: Bartley Green, Edgbaston, Harborne, Quinton       Candidate Party Votes   Preet Gill - Elected Labour and Co-operative Party 24124   Colin Francis Green...

Labour is the only team with the local knowledge, experience and solid record of working together to stand up for you, your family, your neighbours and friends, and for our great city.

Edgbaston - Preet Gill

Erdington -Jack Dromey

Hall Green - Roger Godsiff

Hodge Hill - Liam Byrne

Ladywood - Shabana Mahmood

Northfield - Richard Burden

Perry Barr - Khalid Mahmood

Selly Oak - Steve McCabe

Yardley - Jess Phillips

Sutton Coldfield - Rob Pocock

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Campaigning has been suspended today because of the tragic events in Manchester.  We are all thinking about the victims and their families and friends at this very difficult time.

Campaigning has been suspended today

Campaigning has been suspended today because of the tragic events in Manchester.  We are all thinking about the victims and their families and friends at this very difficult time.

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Launching my plan for Birmingham at South and City College with Councillor John Clancy, Leader of Birmingham City Council

  • Use spending on new infrastructure to create 8,000 new apprenticeships for our young people;
  • Cap bus and tram fares at £4.40 a day, double the tram network, new stations for Moseley, Kings Heath and East Birmingham - and boost Birmingham Airport to create 167,000 new jobs;
  • Create a £1million taskforce to divert young people from crime and drugs;
  • Double new affordable housing - and end the Tory scandal of homelessness;
  • A Living Wage Mayor championing a fair day’s pay of £8.45 an hour.

‘LET’S BUILD OUR FUTURE WITH THE PRIDE OF OUR PAST.’ – Siôn Simon

Launching my plan for Birmingham at South and City College with Councillor John Clancy, Leader of Birmingham City Council Use spending on new infrastructure to create 8,000 new apprenticeships for... Read more

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