Listening to Young People


I am really pleased that a local Youth Commission has been set up in Northfield, to help improve facilities for young people locally and – just as important- to listen to what young people themselves are saying.  The Commission should help identify how young people in Northfield can make best use of the extra money which the Labour Government is has made available to improve facilities for young people – whether through the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund or the new Young Peoples Fund created from the Lottery.

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Richard Burden

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I was Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Northfield between 1992 and 2019 and a former Shadow Transport Minister. I now chair Healthwatch in Birmingham and Solihull, and the West Midlands Board of Remembering Srebrenica. I also work as a public affairs consultant. I am an effective community advocate and stakeholder alliance builder with a passion for human rights. I am a trustee of the Balfour Project charity and of Citizens Advice Birmingham, and a former Chair of Medical Aid for Palestinians.

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