With Your City Councillor Simon Morrall
In December I seconded a motion at Full Council on the first ever UK-wide strategy to the delivery of support for veterans. The strategy identifies six key areas where support is most needed over the next ten years: community and relationships, employment and skills, health and wellbeing, finance and debt, housing, and contact with the […]
THE BREXIT BET VIDEO: After scrutinising claims made to committee around “The Impact of Brexit” the chairman rudely turned my microphone off. I respond by getting Adam Smith out: “I will bet £20 that on the macro-economic figure Brexit is not going to have a significant impact on this country and it will be much […]
I question the Cabinet member for Education, Skills and Culture alongside her most senior officers: “What are you doing to reach disenfranchised young people, who may be locked away in a bedroom playing Fortnite?” I didn’t really get the answer I was looking for.
Cllr Simon Morrall united Birmingham City Council chamber unanimously with a passionate speech on male suicide and mental health. In the UK, the single biggest killer of men under 45 is suicide, and Cllr Morrall spoke of losing his friend to suicide in 2016: “Since being elected I have donated a sum of my allowance […]
With the half marathon complete, I challenge the leader of Birmingham City Council to explain how the opportunities from the 2022 Commonwealth Games will reach across the whole of the city, particularly in the south west for younger people, on The Economy and Skills Overview and Scrutiny committee.