MPs in Birmingham have put out a joint cross-party statement to say they stand 'in solidarity with the black community in Birmingham and beyond'.

They say they are 'committed to engage with and listen to the black communities they represent to help bring about meaningful, lasting change in the city.'

Thousands of people gathered in Birmingham City Centre last week as part of a Black Lives Matter demonstration, with West Midlands Police calling it a 'powerful protest', with no arrests or disorder.

The statement comes from MPs representing different political parties in the region.

It was signed by:

  • Preet Kaur Gill MP

  • Liam Byrne MP

  • Andrew Mitchell MP

  • Shabana Mahmood MP

  • Jack Dromey MP

  • Jess Philips MP

  • Khalid Mahmood MP

  • Steve McCabe MP

  • Tahir Ali MP

  • Gary Sandbrook MP

People gather during a Black Lives Matter protest rally in Birmingham Credit: PA Images

The full statement reads:

The death of George Floyd has sparked justified anger in the black community here in Birmingham, across the country and around the world.

cross-party joint statement by Birmingham MPs