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Gisela Stuart MP, Labour, Edgbaston

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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.

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Hillcrest School Awards Ceremony 

3 Oct 13

On Tuesday 1 st October, Gisela Stuart visited Hillcrest School to join students, staff and parents in celebrating Hillcrest’s best ever GCSE and BTEC results and to present the current year 10 + 11 students with their Autumn Term awards.

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Local Kids Charity Needs Your Support 

27 Sep 13

Kids Like Us needs you to vote for them in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2013.

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Fountain Road Post Office Relocation Plans 

24 Sep 13

Gisela Stuart has objected to plans by Post Office Ltd to move their post office from 347 Hagley Road to a new location at 171 Knightlow Road, B17 8PY.

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Edgbaston Orchid Bonus 

23 Sep 13

Gisela Stuart has presented cheques totalling over £7000 to Birmingham Women’s Hospital, for their Tiny Babies Big Charity Appeal.

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Construction Industry Open Day 

19 Sep 13

During Open Doors Weekend, construction firms will be opening up their sites to the public for a rare chance to go behind the scenes at some of the most high-profile and prestigious construction sites in the UK.

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17 Sep 13

Officers from Blue Cross for Pets met with Gisela Stuart recently to request support in encouraging local schools to take up the offer of training sessions for pupils on the important issue of responsible dog ownership.

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Women in Business 

16 Sep 13

The West Midlands Women in Business Association (WiBA) recently hosted a networking lunch at Opus, with Gisela Stuart as their guest speaker talking about her experience of working in politics.

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MP Pledge In The Fight Against Dementia 

12 Sep 13

Gisela Stuart has pledged to take action to support the 800,000 people living with dementia across the UK.

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Volunteers Wanted for Birmingham Fair Money 

30 Aug 13

Citysave Credit Union are seeking volunteers to assist with a promotional event in Birmingham City Centre.

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Bartley Green Students Thoughts On Parliament 

23 Aug 13

Woodcock Hill Primary School students from Year 5 visited the Houses of Parliament recently and met up with Gisela in Westminster Hall.

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Our Ideal Teacher 

12 Aug 13

Woodgate Primary School students have sent their designs on their ideal teacher to Gisela in support of the campaign to ensure all children in the world have the opportunity to attend school.

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Tax-Free Childcare Scheme Consultation 

8 Aug 13

The Treasury has launched a consultation on the design and operation of the Tax-Free Childcare Scheme.

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Breastfeeders Aloud! 

31 Jul 13

Following on from the successful Edgbaston Orchid Dinner, Gisela Stuart was able to make a presentation of £500 to a local group of mums who are promoting and supporting breastfeeding.

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Gisela Urges Children To Take Up The Summer Reading Challenge 

26 Jul 13

Local MP Gisela Stuart is supporting a campaign run by charity The Reading Agency to encourage all primary school children to join their local library and take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge – the UK’s biggest reading …

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My Money Week 

22 Jul 13

Hillcrest School took part in `My Money Week’, a UK financial education initiative delivered in partnership by pfeg (Personal Finance Education Group) and Barclays, to improve financial skills.

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Gisela Stuart visits Woodgate Primary School 

18 Jul 13

Gisela paid an enjoyable visit to Woodgate Primary School recently to catch up on events at the school and to talk to the students.

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A walking Sensation! 

15 Jul 13

Inspired by the amazing success of the nationwide ‘Walk to School Week’, , Worlds End Junior School emulated their success with their own Walk to School Week, from Monday 24th June to Friday 28th.

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Royal Mail Stamp Competition 

11 Jul 13

It’s that time of year!  ‘What does the Christmas season mean to you?’ is the theme of this year’s Royal Mail Christmas Children’s Stamp Art Competition which is now open for 2013.

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We Can Do! 

9 Jul 13

Quinton resident, Erma Lewis arranged the Carers Appreciation Day event at the Centennial Centre, with the sponsorship of Legal General Insurance.

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Airbus Fly Your Ideas Competition 2013 

8 Jul 13

The University of Birmingham successfully reached the last few rounds of the Airbus competition for their work in developing a new concept to create a more efficient aviation industry.

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60th Triumph 

4 Jul 13

The Edgbaston Orchid Dinner raised over £8000 for charity! The celebration dinner, held on the 3rd July marked the 60th anniversary of a woman representing the Edgbaston constituency and raised funds for the Tiny Babies Big Charity Appeal to equip …

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