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General Election

The 2015 General Election in Great Britain takes place on May 7. It is also the same day as the local Government elections. There are 28 constituencies within the West Midlands county, 10 of them in Birmingham. After the 2010 General Election there were eight Labour MPs, one Conservative and one Liberal Democrat for Birmingham. There are more than four million registered voters in the West Midlands.


It's neck and neck in West Midlands Mayor race

Exclusive survey reveals Labour and Tories too close to call on first preferences two weeks ahead of election - second votes will be crucial

Cannock Chase

Political support towards the environment is essential

Is there any political commitment to environmental protection and improvement, or is everything being done at grass roots level?

Birmingham MPs have joined the tidalwave of calls for Jeremy Corbyn to stand down as Labour leader

Jeremy Corbyn is 'leading Labour off a cliff' says Birmingham MP

Selly Oak MP Steve McCabe joins chorus of voices from within Labour Party calling for left wing leader to stand down

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Birmingham council elections 2016: How the political landscape could change

Local Government expert Chris Game, of the University of Birmingham, looks at the battle for seats in local elections in the West Midlands

Birmingham city centre as seen from the press box at Warwickshire Cricket Club.

Contest to become the first mayor of the West Midlands has already begun

Labour has begun to think about how it will choose a candidate for next year's West Midlands metro-mayor election, but jockeying behind the scenes is already underway

Annual awards for Birmingham's brightest and best politicians

Back by popular demand are the annual  'awards' which the members of Birmingham City Council would rather not win

Rise of strident young councillor showing she has talent to Byrne

Those outside Birmingham’s political bubble, or the Washwood Heath community, could be forgiven for never having heard of Mariam Khan – but that is beginning to change after a series of increasingly high-profile appointments and events.

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband

Why Labour's electoral dilemma strikes at the heart of the country

Lewis Baston examines Labour's status in the Midlands as the party battles to turn itself around following May's General Election

West Bromwich East MP Tom Watson in a scene from his campaign video for Labour's Deputy Leadership

Tom Watson: We need new police agency to tackle child abusers

In a wide-ranging interview with the Post, the Labour deputy leadership candidate called for a major shake up to investigate abuse cases

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper

Birmingham Labour MPs back Yvette Cooper for leadership

No nominations for favourite Andy Burnham as majority of Birmingham MPs back Shadow Home Secretary

The 2015 general election count at the ICC in Birmingham

Electoral Reform Society says almost 2m votes 'wasted' in West Midlands

'Shocking indictment of a voting system in crisis' says society which is calling for a new form of voting to be introduced before 2020 General Election

Nigel Farage on the campaign trail in at Himley Hall in Dudley

How would the West Midlands election result be different with a 'fairer' voting system?

If West Midlands seats were allocated in proportion to the votes cast then the election result would be very different

Yvette Cooper at Stanville Primary School, Birmingham

Yvette Cooper favoured for Labour leader by Midland MPs

Mrs Cooper has the support of at least four of the city’s nine Labour MPs, more than any other contender so far

Roger Godsiff

Labour must stop being "the timid party" warns Birmingham MP

Birmingham MP Roger Godsiff says he warned former leader Ed Miliband that Labour was on course to lose the general election

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Q&A: The in-out referendum on the European Union

Fears have arisen over plans for an in-out referendum which could see the UK leave the European Union. Here, we look at the key questions

Acting leader of Labour Harriet Harman has urged the party not to repeat past mistakes

Harriet Harman: We need to search our soul

Acting leader of the Labour Party says mistakes of last leadership contest cannot happen again if they are to challenge Conservatives

Network Rail

More industrial unrest over cuts is predicted

A threatened bank holiday rail strike was averted after Network Rail improved a pay offer, but many other disputes have broken out, or worsened, since the Conservatives took power

MP Andrew Mitchell

MP Andrew Mitchell won't rule out return

Ex-cabinet minister in ‘plebgate’ scandal still has desire for frontline role as minister.

Sir Albert Bore with Labour councillors

Edgbaston used to lead way on election night, but no more

General election counts in Birmingham take longer and longer, but the locals were rushed through in a matter of minutes

Sir Albert Bore with Labour councillors

Labour needs to get a grip on council candidate selections

Labour's ruling National Executive Committee called in five times to appoint candidates because local parties cannot be trusted


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