Liam Byrne MP Birmingham, Hodge Hill, Labour, Shadow Minister for Higher Education


  • Tel 020 7219 6953

  • Fax 020 7219 1431

  • Email:

  • Website: Liam Byrne website

  • Constituency address

    No constituency office
  • Parliamentary address

    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
Liam Byrne

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Care Services) 2005-06; Minister of State, Home Office 2006-08 (Policing, Security and Community Safety 2006, Citizenship, Immigration and Nationality 2006-07, Borders and Immigration 2007-08); Minister for the West Midlands 2007-08; Minister of State, HM Treasury 2008; Minister for the Cabinet Office; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (attending Cabinet) 2008-09; Chair Council of Regional Ministers 2008-10; Chief Secretary to the Treasury 2009-10; Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury 2010; Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office 2010-11; Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 2011-13; Shadow Minister for Higher Education 2013-.
  • Electoral history

    Member for Birmingham Hodge Hill 15 July 2004 by-election to 2010, for Birmingham, Hodge Hill (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election.
  • Political interests

    Anti-social behaviour, drugs, social policy, welfare reform, youth policy.
  • Party groups

    Adviser 1997 general election campaign; Policy Review Co-ordinator, Labour Party 2011-12.
  • Countries of interest


Election record for Birmingham, Hodge Hill, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Labour 51.47%
Liberal Democrat 27.45%
Conservative 11.51%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Byrne, Liam Labour 22,077 51.47
Khan, Tariq Liberal Democrat 11,775 27.45
Parekh, Shailesh Conservative 4,936 11.51
Lumby, Richard British National Party 2,333 5.44
Rafiq, Waheed UK Independence Party 714 1.67
Johnson, Peter SDP 637 1.49
Majority 10,302 votes
Electorate 75,040
Turnout (42,898) 57.17%

Registered interests

Overseas visits: 9-11 September 2008, to Beijing, China, to attend the second UK-China Leadership of the Future Forum. The visit was arranged and paid for by the UK-China Forum with sponsorship from Barclays Capital, BP and Rolls-Royce, and the International Department of the Chinese Communist Party. (Registered 6 October 2008)

Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests: Interest free loan from NM Rothchilds to help finance my business school education, issued in 1999 and predating my election to the House.

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