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Gisela Stuart

Labour MP suggests coalition deal - with the Conservatives

If there's a hung Parliament after May 7's general election then Labour could form a Government in coalition with the Tories, says Birmingham MP Gisela Stuart

The Greater Birmingham Digital Summit

West Midlands SMEs learn about digital revolution at ICC 'summit'

Topics covered at the event included what digital tools are available to SMEs, the use of social media for selling and networking, and the parliamentary perspective on the digital economy

BBC Midlands fair share campaign backed by Tory, Labour and Lib Dem MPs

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Politicians from the three top parties call for greater investment in the Midlands from the broadcaster, which invests far more per head in every other region

Abortion law on sex selection splits Midland MPs

Proposed laws making it clear that it is illegal to have an abortion because of the sex of the potential child were backed by a number of MPs

Escalator inside the Library of Birmingham which is facing a cull in staff and opening hours

Tories pledge to keep Library of Birmingham open all week

Alternative budget commitments from opposition city council members also claim they would scrap controversial 'garden tax'

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

The council chamber inside Birmingham Council House.

How many politicians does it take to run Europe's largest local authority?

The city's councillors are getting nervous as recommendations suggest their numbers should be reduced from 120 to 100

A computer-generated image from the Snow Hill Masterplan showing major changes to the station

Financial towers in the sky - it's a dead canary

Copying the Canary Wharf model and its reliance on financial services is not the path Birmingham should be treading, argues Coun John Clancy

Birmingham City Council has rejected plans for a free school in Small Heath

Small Heath free school plans thrown out by council

City councillors formally object to plans for new school amid claims it would suck the life out of others in the area which now leaves decision with Department for Education

Labour leader Ed Miliband is visiting JLR's factory near Wolverhampton today

Ed Miliband visits JLR's i54 plant to launch economic plan

Labour leader is joined by Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls to showcase aim to create wealth for all

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

Pro-smoking campaigners Forest claim the legislation is excessive

The Library of Birmingham, in Centenary Square.

Library of Birmingham 'remains major draw for tourists'

The councillor overseeing culture in the city makes an impassioned response following major cuts to the city's landmark library

Coun Paul Tilsley is among those city councillors opposed to a reduction in the number of members exclusive

Birmingham councillors gear up for clash over ward reviews

Local Government Boundary Commission is now in talks with city council over recommendations in Kerslake report that 120 councillors should become 100

Paul Hill, photographed in 2004, holding one of his prints at the Central Library

Library of Birmingham: Photographer Paul Hill welcomes reprieve for image archives

Mr Hill was among a group of the Midlands’ most influential photographers who campaigned against savage cuts

Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles claims Birmingham City Council has shown a reluctance to deal with private sector

Pickles: City council's 'old fashioned' ways have damaged Library of Birmingham

Local Government Secretary says the failings of the £188 million library is symptomatic of the council's refusal to change

Lollipop warden Anne Challinor, deputy council leader Coun Ian Ward, Northfield MP Richard Burden and trade union members outside Birmingham Council House.

Birmingham City Council spin machine picks a bad day to dig up good news

Despite 1,000 job losses and savage cuts to services the budget became about the reprieve for the city's army of lollipop ladies and men

Opening hours and staffing are to be cut at the Library of Birmingham

Library of Birmingham budget cuts row turns personal

Edgbaston MP Gisela Stuart hits out at former city council leader Lord Whitby after saying he was 'saddened' by decision to slash opening hours

Leader of Birmingham City Council Sir Albert Bore

Sir Albert Bore re-appointed to European Committee for the Regions role

City council leader will have held a role in the key European body for more than a quarter of a century at the end of his latest stint

A UK Border Agency officer checks a passport

Politicians have failed to listen to the public on immigration, warns Labour MP

A survey of constituents by a Birmingham MP found a substantial minority opposes any form of immigration

Lord Whitby has spoken out against proposed cuts to the Library of Birmingham - the project he led during his time as city council leader

Library of Birmingham cuts 'sadden' Lord Whitby

The man who led the £188m project to open the new library speaks out for first time about lasting legacy of the facility

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