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Hazel Blears
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Accenture
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Tony Blair
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Charlotte Raven
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Ed Miliband
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Charles Clarke
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Liam Byrne

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Liam Byrne

British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Birmingham Hodge Hill since 2004, and was the Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 2009 to 2010 before being appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on 20 January 2011 add

Category: Politics

Born in 1970.

Countries: United Kingdom (75%), (17%), Ireland (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: University of Manchester, Hazel Blears, Accenture

Linked to: Harvard Business School, Labour Party, Burnt Mill School, Conservative Party

 

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Liam Byrne was born in 1970 add something

 

"'Liam Dominic Byrne"' is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Birmingham Hodge Hill since 2004, and was the Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 2009 to 2010 before being appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on 20 January 2011 add something


1990

Charlotte Raven - She was Manchester University Students' Union Women's Officer in 1990-91 and presided over an election in which Liam Byrne MP failed to be elected as the Union's Welfare Officer


1996

Between 1996 and 1997 he advised the Labour Party on the re-organisation of its Millbank headquarters, and helped lead Labour's business campaign under the 'New Labour' scheme add something


2000

Before working in Parliament, he worked for the multi-national consulting firm, Accenture and merchant bankers, N M Rothschild & Sons, before co-founding a venture backed technology company, e-Government Solutions Group, in 2000 add something


2004

After a very close contest, on 15 July 2004, the same day as Labour lost Leicester South in another by-election, Byrne held on with a majority of just 460 add something


2005

Byrne has been a vocal campaigner for road safety and handed in a petition in to Parliament in 2005 demanding tougher punishments for dangerous drivers add something

 

Following his re-election with an increased majority on 5 May 2005, he was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Health, an unusually fast promotion to ministerial rank add something


2006

Following the 2006 local elections, he was promoted to Minister of State for policing, security and community safety at the Home Office, replacing Hazel Blears, one of the highest-profile roles in the government outside the cabinet add something

 

He sat on the parliamentary committee that shaped the 2006 Road Safety Act, which increased fixed penalty fines for driving while using a mobile add something

 

McNulty had been connected with the foreign prisoners scandal that caused Tony Blair to sack Charles Clarke in May 2006 add something

 

In November 2006 Byrne was responsible for a change to Britain's immigration rules preventing migrants who had entered under Britain's Highly Skilled Migrant Programme having their permission to remain in Britain extended unless they could show both that they had been earning at least £32,000 pa while in Britain and that they had a good knowledge of English add something


2007

In 2007, Byrne was criticised by London's cab drivers for his remarks that they were "low-skilled" add something

 

On 2 November 2007 he was fined £100 and received three points on his driving licence for using his mobile telephone while driving add something


2008

Gordon Brown named him Minister for the Cabinet Office in October 2008, replacing the promoted Ed Miliband, and was appointed to the Privy Council as a result add something

 

In a cabinet reshuffle on 3 October 2008 he was promoted, becoming Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster add something

 

In November 2008 an 11-page memo written by Byrne entitled "Working With Liam Byrne" was leaked to the press add something


2010

He was re-elected at the May 2010 general election add something


 

Byrne was shortlisted for the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative award in 2015 for his work on raising money for various charities that he supports, and he remains in the directory of the Grassroot Diplomat Who's Who publication add something