Andrew Mitchell MP meets Archbishop and Auxiliary Archbishop of Birmingham

16th March 2016

Andrew Mitchell MP has met with the Archbishop of Birmingham, Most Reverend Bernard Longley and Rt Rev Robert Byrne, Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Birmingham to discuss issues affecting Birmingham and the sizable Catholic community in Sutton Coldfield.

The discussion focused on issues affecting inclusion across Birmingham, both in civic and religious spheres. Mr Mitchell and Councillor Ewan Mackey discussed issues affecting Royal Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham generally, noting that Sutton Coldfield has recently been singled out in a national survey for its harmonious community relations.

The Member of Parliament for the Royal Town noted the generous work the diocese is doing in combating homelessness and giving protection to Syrian refugees.

The Archbishop heads the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham which covers the counties of Oxfordshire, Staffordshire, the West Midlands, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

Andrew Mitchell MP has close relations with the clergy and members of all faith groups throughout his Sutton Coldfield constituency.

Photo: Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Rt Rev Robert Byrne and Sutton Coldfield Councillor Ewan Mackey