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Coun Jon Hunt is confident the Lib Dems can reclaim the Yardley constituency

Birmingham Lib Dem leader's warning to Jess Phillips

Yardley seat 'under threat' after positive showing at local elections says city's Lib Dem group

Only the best will do for Greater Birmingham

Same old faces being tipped to become 'Metro Mayor' for the region suggest that the search needs to be widened

Jess Phillips MP has decided to stay on as a city councillor until next May's local elections

Yardley MP Jess Phillips to continue city councillor role

Labour MP under fire from predecessor John Hemming but says decision will save taxpayers the £25,000 cost of by-election

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

Labour's Gisela Stuart and Shabana Mahmood at the ICC in Birmingham

General Election 2015: More female MPs than ever - who's who in West Midlands

Conservatives have at least 65 women MPs, over a third more than 2010

They say they're fighting for every vote - but the parties are targeting a few key seats

They don't like to talk about it but sometimes top politicians admit this general election campaign is really targeting a small number of voters

'A clean and safe city' are high on the agenda for Coun Robert Alden and the Birmingham Tories

Tories: We'll clean up Birmingham and restore civic pride

City's Conservatives launch manifesto ahead of next month's local authority elections as party tries to make further gains at council

A voter placing a ballot paper in the ballot box at a polling station

General Election 2015: Election fraud fears over missing voters

Almost 70,000 Birmingham voters have dropped off the electoral register since a strict new system was introduced.

Yardley MP John Hemming has lost his latest battle with the city council over its controversial garden tax

John Hemming loses 'garden tax' High Court bid

Yardley MP could be ordered to pay nearly £20,000 for cost of bringing case against Birmingham City Council to court

Richard Burden

New rules to trace owners if pets killed on the road

Ministers agreed to ensure officials such as Highways Agency staff trace owners of dogs or, where possible, cats if they are killed in collisions with vehicles.

John Hemming, is Liberal Democrat MP for Birmingham Yardley

John Hemming and Andrew Mitchell among top-earning MPs outside Parliament

Lib Dem and Tory Birmingham MPs earn more from business interests than they do from politics

Birmingham health expert's delight at ban on smoking in cars carrying children

Pro-smoking campaigners Forest claim the legislation is excessive

General Election 2015: Bookies tip Labour to win more West Midlands seats

 The Post has looked into the odds of candidates in 25 constituencies in Birmingham and the Black Country and Labour are tipped to gain with UKIP winning none

John Hemming, is Liberal Democrat MP for Birmingham Yardley

General Election 2015: Birmingham Yardley tipped to be closest fight

Labour and the Liberal Democrats are expected to have a close fight in Birmingham Yardley in the 2015 General Election

Ones to watch 2015 - Birmingham's political movers and shakers

News about Birmingham is, for better and worse, never far from the political pages and 2015 will no doubt continue that trend with this sextet leading the way

Follow the leader: Sir Albert Bore (left) and Lord Whitby take the 'Man of the People' and 'Freudian Slip' awards

Take a bow after a year of ups and downs in Birmingham

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A year of ups and downs for the city's political leader as Neil Elkes takes a sideways look at those deserving an award

Who would be Mayor? Potential candidates include Pat McFadden, Sir Albert Bore, Robert Alden, John Hemming, Bill Etheridge, Margot James and Andy Street

West Midlands mayor: The possible candidates

With talk mayor for the West Midlands back on the agenda, political editor Jonathan Walker assesses the potential candidates

John Hemming, is Liberal Democrat MP for Birmingham Yardley

MP John Hemming is often a beacon of truth

Many have doubted Birmingham MP John Hemming's causes - until he is proved right.

Neil Elkes: Birmingham wheelie bin opponents start to grasp at straws

One is the ongoing complaints that the roads in parts of Birmingham are too hilly - even though neighbouring hilly areas have used the bins with ease for years.

MP Liam Byrne

Government is trying to destroy Birmingham with cuts, MP claims

Liam Byrne, Labour's MP for Hodge Hill, said the Government was not giving Birmingham a fair deal.


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