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Gisela Stuart MP, Labour, Edgbaston

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Check Out Our New Website 

14 Oct 14

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Labour Promise to Raise The Minimum Wage 

22 Sep 14

The introduction of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) in 1999 was a great achievement.

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BOA Triumph! 

11 Sep 14

The Birmingham Ormiston Academy won the tender from Birmingham City Council to run the Old Rep Theatre and celebrated with a full cast showcase performance by Year 13 musical theatre graduates, supported by the current Year 13.

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Landlords’ Right to Rent Checks 

11 Sep 14

The Immigration Act 2014 creates a new requirement for private landlords prohibiting them from letting property to persons who are disqualified by reason of their immigration status.

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MPs to be quizzed by local Mums at Asda Barnes Hill 

29 Aug 14

The Asda Barnes Hill Superstore will be hosting the latest Mumdex discussion between local mums and politicians.

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MP Backs Plans For New Technical Degrees 

18 Aug 14

Gisela Stuart has backed Labour’s plans to raise the status of vocational education through new Technical Degrees.

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MP Opens Rosemount Community Garden 

6 Aug 14

Residents at the Rosemount Estate in Quinton are enjoying a new outdoor area after a collaborative effort to bring their garden to life.

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MP Warns on European Health Insurance Cards 

26 Jul 14

The Department of Health has identified a number of websites that charge people for European Health Insurance Cards (EHICS), when they are available free of charge for people who are ordinarily resident in the UK.

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Woodcock Hill School Visit to Parliament 

8 Jul 14

Students from Woodcock Hill Primary School met up with Gisela during a visit to Westminster on the 18 th June 2014.

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Moor Pool Heritage Trust Success 

1 Jul 14

Gisela Stuart attended the ceremony on Friday 27 th June, when Grainger plc handed over the keys for the Moor Pool Estate’s Builders’ Yard to members of the Moor Pool Heritage Trust.

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Greater Birmingham Day – Wednesday 25th June 2014 

1 Jul 14

On Wednesday 25 th June, Gisela Stuart held our third Birmingham Day event in Westminster to promote the City and surrounding area.

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RCN Nurses’ Day 2014 

6 Jun 14

Gisela attended the recent reception in Westminster to celebrate the excellent work of our nurses on Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

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D-Day 70th Commemorations Big Lottery Fund 

5 Jun 14

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings and many Second World War veterans will be marking this historic occasion with commemorative visits to the places they served, supported by a Big Lottery Fund grant.

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Humanitarian Citizen Award 2014 

27 May 14

The British Red Cross wants to discover young people in the Edgbaston constituency whose selfless actions go unsung.

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How the Light Gets In 

16 May 14

On Sunday 25th May, Gisela Stuart be speaking at the HowTheLightGetsIn  Hay on Wye festival, the world’s largest philosophy and music festival.

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Asian Business Community Champion of the Year 

13 May 14

Gisela Stuart attended the Asian Business Awards on Friday 9 th May and was privileged to present the award of Asian Business Community Champion of the Year to Paul Sabapathy CBE and HM Lord Lieutenant of West Midlands Lieutenancy.

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The 2015 Flag Project 

2 May 14

George Dixons Primary School gets Gisela’s nomination for the 2015 Flag Project.

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Health For Life 

29 Apr 14

Health for Life is a £3.1 million five year programme which seeks to achieve a sustained and demonstrable difference in healthy lifestyles across South Birmingham.

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MP backs Usdaw’s campaign to stop the Universal Credit Rule 

17 Apr 14

Gisela Stuart joined Usdaw activists in the House of Commons on their campaign to persuade the Government to change Universal Credit rules that mean working people will only be allowed to keep 24p in every extra pound they earn.

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World Book Night – Wednesday 23rd April 

14 Apr 14

World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books, which sees passionate readers give books to members of their community to share their love of reading.

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Tell Your Story! 

8 Apr 14

Aston University invited Gisela Stuart to tell her story to a group of their students, on how she came to enter into politics.

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Lloyds Bank Community Fund – Make a Nomination Today! 

1 Apr 14

As part of their Helping Britain Prosper Plan, Lloyds Bank are committed to bringing communities closer together to help them thrive.

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George Dixon Academy Stem Club 

21 Mar 14

Gisela Stuart took up the invitation to meet with the students at George Dixon’s Academy STEM Club.

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Legal Protection Against Dog Attacks 

18 Mar 14

Royal Assent has been granted to the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill – extending legal protection in England and Wales against dog attacks that take place on private property.

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Making Laws 

17 Mar 14

The Parliamentary Outreach team held an event at The Birmingham and Midland Institute  where Gisela Stuart attended as a speaker in promoting public understanding of the legislative passage in the House of Commons.

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Gisela Supports Employment Pathway for Disabled People 

13 Mar 14

During a recent visit to the Birmingham base of the national Advance2work project, Gisela Stuart recognised the commitment of people with disabilities to gaining employment.

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Birmingham Day – Wednesday 5th March 

6 Mar 14

Gisela Stuart held her second successful Birmingham Day in Westminster yesterday.

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National Apprenticeship Week 

28 Feb 14

The Shadow Business Secretary, Chuka Umunna MP linked up with Gisela Stuart this week to promote National Apprenticeship Week.

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National Express Foundation Funding 

25 Feb 14

Gisela Stuart is urging local colleges and universities to make the most of funding available to them through the National Express Foundation.

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Sign up for the Blastbeat Factor 

21 Feb 14

Kit Showande, Regional Midlands Consultant for BlastBeat Education UK, met up with Gisela Stuart today to discuss the support available to young students who engage with the programme.

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Birmingham Fabian Society 

17 Feb 14

Gisela Stuart will be taken part in the half day conference on the economy taking place on Saturday 8th March, 10:30am-4:00pm, at The Priory Rooms Meeting Conference Centre, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham, B4 6AF Details and tickets are available http…

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Don’t Risk Homelessness 

6 Feb 14

Shelter’s helpline receives too many calls from people in desperation and on the brink of losing their home, because bills and notices have been left unopened and problems have piled up.

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Focus Birmingham 

4 Feb 14

Focus Birmingham is a registered charity based on Woodville Road, Harborne that enables service users to live fulfilling and independent lives by providing services that reflect their wants and needs.

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Politics Society Visits Parliament 

4 Feb 14

The University of Birmingham’s Politics Society organised a recent visit to Parliament and met up with Gisela Stuart.

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Holocaust Memorial Day 

24 Jan 14

Marking Holocaust Memorial Day this week, Gisela Stuart signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment in the House of Commons, honouring those who died during the Holocaust as well as honouring the extraordinary Holocaust survivors …

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St Paul’s in Parliament 

23 Jan 14

Ellen McGillycuddy, Assistant Headteacher at St.

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Local Student Reaches Out 

14 Jan 14

Hannah Lakhani is a first year undergraduate at the University of Birmingham studying Psychology.

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Age Concern at Onneley Centre 

13 Jan 14

The new look Onneley Centre on Court Oak Road, Harborne has been officially opened by Gisela Stuart, on behalf of Age UK Birmingham who have recently taken over its running.

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Building Birmingham Scholarship 

9 Jan 14

A new and exciting bursary scheme has been launched to help support local young people into careers in the construction and built environment sectors.

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MP says ‘Give to genuine charities this Christmas’ 

20 Dec 13

Gisela Stuart is warning residents to check they are giving to a registered charity this Christmas.

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Fountain Road Post Office SAVED! 

19 Dec 13

Following a successful campaign, Gisela is delighted to announce that Fountain Road Post Office will remain open.

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MPs enjoy a Christmas treat in Bournville with Mondelēz apprentices 

17 Dec 13

On 13 th December 2013, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Maria Eagle, visited Mondelēz International’s site in Bournville, the home of Cadbury, with a group of West Midlands MPs, including Gisela, to meet …

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Tackle Nuisance Calls 

16 Dec 13

Nuisance phone calls are a common problem.

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Lordswood Cadets Triumph 

13 Dec 13

Gisela Stuart attended the official opening of the new Cadets building in the Constituency.

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Queens Award for Voluntary Service 

9 Dec 13

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK.

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Open University Graduation 

28 Nov 13

On Saturday 23 rd November 2013, 760 students graduated with The Open University at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, supported by their proud family and friends.

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Willmott Dixon’s celebrates local skills in Birmingham 

21 Nov 13

Birmingham hosted Willmott Dixon’s annual celebration of the achievement its apprentices make to the business.

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“Why It Matters To You What Your MP Does?” 

19 Nov 13

Bartley Green School students invited Gisela to visit their school as a follow on to National Parliament Week.

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World Diabetes Day in Birmingham – 14th Nov 

12 Nov 13

Gisela Stuart urges local residents to visit the Diabetes UK Roadshow Bus, on Thursday 14th November at Edgbaston Street, Birmingham, B5 4BA, opposite Sports Direct from 9am -5pm.

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Bar National Mock Trial Competition 2013/14 

1 Nov 13

Lordswood Girls’ School and Sixth Form Centre are taking part in the Birmingham regional heat of this year’s Bar National Mock Trial Competition in November at Birmingham Crown Court.

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Visit to Heineken Cider Making Facility 

29 Oct 13

As am member of the Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) Industry Visit programme, Gisela spent a day with Heineken on Thursday 17th October 2013 looking at the importance of the cider industry to the rural economy.

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Support Needed for Constituency Rugby Team 

28 Oct 13

King Edward VI Five Ways School has a strong rugby tradition dating back to 1894 when it played its first competitive fixture.

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Closing the Gap 

25 Oct 13

The Midland Region of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers is holding an event on 7 November 2013, at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, to draw attention to the critical shortage of engineers and technicians in the UK.

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MPs Lobby BBC 

24 Oct 13

A cross party group of MPs have called for a ‘fair share’ of BBC investment in the Midlands at a breakfast meeting with executives from the corporation.

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Money for Life Challenge 

18 Oct 13

Gisela is encouraging education and training organisations to back the Lloyds Banking Group’s Money for Life Challenge, a national competition for 16–24 year olds in further education, work-based learning, adult community learning or training …

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Tackle Fuel Poverty Funding Scheme 2013-14. 

17 Oct 13

The Community Action Awards Scheme aims to reward projects throughout England which demonstrate excellence in the field of tackling fuel poverty and improving energy efficiency.

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Red Tape or Creating Change 

15 Oct 13

Women in Business: Setting the Agenda 19 th November 2013 5:45-8:00pm PwC, Cornwall Court, B3 2DT Speakers: Chair: Susana Mendonça (BCC West Midlands, Daily Politics) Panellists: Kate Cooper (Founder, New Optimists) Kirsty Davies-Chinnock (MD …

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Fire safety in students’ halls 

8 Oct 13

Zurich Municipal is running a public information campaign on the risk of fires in student accommodation.

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World School Milk Day 

7 Oct 13

In a recent visit to Doddington Green Nursery, Gisela meet with school staff and the Cool Milk representative to engage with children about milk and to discuss with staff the importance of milk in the school day.

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The Challenge! 

4 Oct 13

During Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September eight teams of young people carried out a campaign about a local issue in Birmingham.