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All the latest national politics news plus the local issues affecting the Birmingham and West Midlands area.

Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell addresses Project Fields campaign group in Walmley

'Summer no time' for Sutton Coldfield green belt consultation

Birmingham City Council under fire over timing of consultation launch as it moves forward with project to build 6,000 homes and a factory on rural land in Sutton

Birmingham City Council to face public scrutiny over improvement plans

Open meeting will be held next month on progress following appointment of government panel earlier this year to examine ways authority could improve

Community group praised by Theresa May

Home Secretary Theresa May meets community groups at Custard Factory
Upstanding Neighbourhoods group told Theresa May about its work challenging extremism and meeting young Muslims in Sparkbrook

Labour must address fears of UKIP voters, says MP Watson

Tom Watson MP
Labour must recognise that voters who switched to UKIP "do not feel comfortable about the changes going on in this country", according to Midland MP Tom Watson

2,800 new places 'created in failing schools' by city

Supporters of the Government's controversial free schools policy have accused Birmingham City Council of creating 2,800 new primary places at failing schools in the city

Opinion

Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn

Why the Labour left is blind to what public really wants

Political editor Jonathan Walker examines the continuing debate over Jeremy Corbyn and his apparently unstopable march to victory in the Labour leadership contest

We could be witnessing the start of a new wave of local activism in Birmingham

Sutton Coldfield
Grass roots movements in Sutton Coldfield and Balsall Heath are beginning to bear fruit - and more could follow

The fear and anger of Labour MPs as they realise Jeremy Corbyn might win

Left-winger Jeremy Corbyn began the Labour leadership campaign as an outsider but could end up winning
His supporters use the slogan Jez We Can - but some Labour MPs fear their party is doomed if Jeremy Corbyn becomes their new leader
Ed Balls speaks at the Labour Party Conference

We'll tell civil servants to move out of London, says Ed Balls

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls says a Labour government would order Whitehall departments to draw up plans to shift jobs out of London

Ed Balls calls for "Midland Powerhouse" as he pledges to devolve cash and power to region

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls and Lord Mayor of Birmingham Coun Shafique Shah
The Government's plans for a "Northern Powerhouse" are excluding the rest of the country, Labour's Shadow Chancellor has warned

English MPs rebel over Cameron and Miliband's "vow" to keep funding system which benefits Scotland

The historic referendum is currently on a knife-edge, with the Yes campaign to keep the Union together only narrowly ahead of the No voters
Midland MPs have backed a Commons motion calling for an end to an unfair funding system which gives more money to Scotland than England - despite pledge by party leaders to keep it
The project to take the Birmingham Wholesale Markets to Witton could be approved next week

New Wholesale Markets in Birmingham set for green light

City planners back relocation vision by IM Properties which would see city centre markets move to new home in Witton

'Summer no time' for Sutton Coldfield green belt consultation

Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell addresses Project Fields campaign group in Walmley
Birmingham City Council under fire over timing of consultation launch as it moves forward with project to build 6,000 homes and a factory on rural land in Sutton

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