Local Mums Invited to Join Discussion with Labour MP’s Richard Burden & Gisela Stuart


Alongside the Labour MP for BirminghamEdgbaston, Gisela Stuart, I’m inviting local mums to join a discussion group at ASDA in Barnes Hill between 1pm and 2.30pm on Friday 5th September.

The discussion is part of Asda’s ‘Mumdex’ project, which allows mums talk about an issue that is having an increasingly significant impact on family life – the rising costs of living.

I know that many local families are struggling with wages, working life and the rising costs of household bills at the moment. It’s a particular challenge in the Northfield area, where a third of people at currently being paid less than a living wage. Families are struggling to cope with increasing food, heating, gas and electricity bills.

That’s why it’s great that next week Gisela and I have the opportunity to discuss some of the challenges around working and family life, ranging from flexible working to financial pressures.

I’m looking forward to talking to local mums in South West Birmingham about their priorities and concerns. If you are a local mum (or grandma!) and would like to join the event, you can sign up to join the discussion at the ASDA store in Barnes Hill.


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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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