Update on Bournville College


Responding to reports in the media about Bournville College in Longbridge, Richard Burden MP said:

“I am very concerned about the news of the cuts being faced by Bournville College.

Bournville is not only hugely important to expanding apprenticeships and providing young people with the skills and opportunities they deserve. It is also a cornerstone of the regeneration of the Longbridge area.

I have asked for an urgent meeting with the Chair of Governors and the Acting Principal. I will also be raising the matter with Ministers who must face up to what their policies are doing to further education and the life chances of young people.”

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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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