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Chamber chief Paul Faulkner has urged the new council leader to engage with the business community

Chamber chief urges new council leader to work with business

Paul Faulkner 'under no illusion' that times are difficult but asks John Clancy to recognise the strength of the business community

John Clancy has been elected the new leader of Birmingham City Council

John Clancy wins race to lead Birmingham City Council

Sir Albert Bore will formally step down next week after 16 years at the head of Birmingham's Labour group and two spells in charge of the council

Steve McCabe MP is trying to introduce a new law to protect homeowners

Support for Steve McCabe's rogue landlord Bill

House of Commons will hear today about proposed new law designed to protect residents against dodgy landlords and cowboy builders

HS2 should be going north, not south, Jeremy Corbyn claims

The Labour leader tells the Post that HS2 should be about benefiting the regions - not London

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn in the House of Commons

One after another, Labour MPs invited David Cameron to join them in criticising Jeremy Corbyn

Labour MPs lined up to attack their own party leader - and to invite David Cameron to agree with them - as the House of Commons discussed the terrorist attacks in Paris

Metro mayor shows weakness of council leader, whoever wins

Amid all the talk of election hustings and cries for greater democracy in the business of running Birmingham, the only real step towards genuine public accountability has been the announcement of a metro mayor to run the Greater Birmingham region from 2017.

Mike Leddy

Birmingham City Council leadership battle down to four

Former Lord Mayor withdraws his candidacy and immediately throws his support between one of those left in the race

Birmingham City Council leadership candidates at the hustings last night in Digbeth

Fear of failure among Birmingham City Council candidates

Quintet of councillors vying for leadership of the city outline their angst ahead of next week's secret ballot at hustings event

Clockwise from top left: Councillors John Clancy, Ian Ward, Mike Leddy, Barry Henley and Penny Holbrook

Birmingham City Council needs all the friends it can get says Labour leadership contender

Coun Penny Holbrook hits back at rival's 'novice' claim and says she would welcome the support of colleagues and the wider city in running the council

Clockwise from top left: Councillors John Clancy, Ian Ward, Mike Leddy, Barry Henley and Penny Holbrook

Future city council leaders 'looking forward' to election hustings

Five candidates hoping to take over from Sir Albert Bore will go head-to-head on Thursday in a public debate organised by the Birmingham Post

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Moderates must find an answer to Jeremy Corbyn, says Byrne

Birmingham MP Liam Byrne launched a battle for the soul of the Labour Party as he warned that “moderates” needed to explain how they would cut inequality

West Midlands police and crime commissioner David Jamieson

West Midlands Police lose £28m after funding 'omnishambles'

Government ministers were accused of presiding over an "omnishambles" after it emerged funding for West Midlands Police will be £28 million lower than promised

Council going nowhere fast unless they get to grips with transport

As the council leadership battle enters its sixteenth week, we have heard much from the councillors and MPs on what should happen – and, indeed, much from the Government overseers on what is expected of Britain’s largest local authority.

Clockwise from top left: Councillors John Clancy, Ian Ward, Mike Leddy, Barry Henley and Penny Holbrook

Hustings to quiz next Birmingham City Council leader

Birmingham Post event will bring together all five councillors who have stepped into the election race to succeed Sir Albert Bore

Coun Ian Ward speaking at the Birmingham Sports Awards 2015 at Villa Park

Birmingham leadership contender Ian Ward calls rivals 'novices'

The battle to lead the city's authority is becoming more intense with the deputy leader pointing out candidates' flaws

David Cameron delivers a speech setting out the reforms he wants the EU to agree to

David Cameron's EU demands are meaningless and referendum victory is uncertain

The Prime Minister wants to convince British voters that we should stay in the EU but he is taking a huge gamble with the nation's future

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with former Birmingham councillor Salma Yaqoob. This is the image Ms Yaqoob uses for her Twitter profile

Salma Yaqoob scotches rumours she plans to become Labour MP

After reports the former councillor could be set for Parliament, she says she does not have her eyes on Roger Godsiff's seat

Coun Ansar Ali Khan

Birmingham councillor in court over election win

Washwood Heath member Ansar Ali Khan to face allegations he won his seat by illegally using leaders at a city mosque to influence voters

Khalid Mahmood

Birmingham Labour MP to urge ethnic minorities to vote 'no' to Europe

Birmingham MP Khalid Mahmood is to lead a campaign to convince the UK’s black and ethnic minority voters to leave the European Union

Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling and Deputy Leader Tom Watson

Truth behind Freedom of Information overhaul exposed, claims Tom Watson

Government wants to prevent journalists using Act as 'research tool' as Tory MP Chris Grayling accuses journalists of misuing the legislation to generate stories


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