With Your City Councillor Simon Morrall
Never mind Parliament being prorogued, this month Labour reduced motions for debate on the largest local authority in Europe….
Cllr Simon Morrall makes a heartfelt speech on youth violence at Birmingham City Council. He hadn’t prepared to speak on the report, But just felt he had too.
Updated: Monday 15th July 2019 Earlier this year I wrote a letter to the secretary of state expressing my disapproval that an appeal to the planning inspectorate has been made for a crematorium based on green belt land by Waseley Hills. I distributed this letter to over 2,000 households across the south of the Frankley […]
It got all academic last week as I name dropped English Philosopher John Locke and compared the “Public Choice Theory” of the bureaucratic state vs the “Creative Destruction” of free market capitalism. This is the Economy and Skills Overview and Scrutiny Committee and was in context to a petition submitted to change the Smithfield development […]
I challenge the cabinet member for eduction and skills alongside the Leader of the City Council, about their non-existent marketing and communication strategy when it comes to promoting opportunities to the young and disenfranchised, especially those from deprived communities. According to recent reports, Frankley is one of the top four wards in the city for […]
Cllr Simon Morrall receives a round of applause in the City Council Chamber after slamming Labour’s budget! Waving a parking ticket in the Birmingham chamber, Cllr Morrall telling the Labour Council he was contributing this year!! He then lay into the Labour Council, arguing “Why is it that ordinary citizens of Birmingham know how to […]
In February Cllr Simon Morrall challenged the leader of Birmingham City Council on jobs: “We often hear figures of thousands of jobs being created though economy developments and regeneration. So why is youth unemployment one of the highest among the core cites? As one of the youngest cities in the country; this raises serious questions, […]
Following the #Frankley Skills Show, I challenge City Council officers to ensure opportunities are being correctly signposted to young people across the city, especially those from deprived communities. I then questioned their policy over affordable housing and asked if we could expand the successful enterprise zones, like the one in Longbridge, once the business park […]
It got heated at Council last week as I challenged the Cabinet member for community safety over policing. What you can’t hear is the Labour group shouting across the chamber as I rebut their claims (hence my voice raising). The Lord Mayor had to intervene and upon finally getting to ask my supplementary I received […]
I compared ‘drug dealers to entrepreneurs’ on the Economy and Skills Overview and Scrutiny Committee this month, suggesting we teach business and GSSE Economics in schools to prevent kids falling off the end. Former leader of the Council and veteran teacher Cllr John Clancy shared his experiences teaching entrepreneurship in schools in the 1980’s with […]