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

An 3d aerial view of the areas designated for regeneration immediately surrounding Curzon Street HS2 Station, from the Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan updated

Conservatives vow to extend Birmingham enterprise zone to Curzon Street

George Osborne has announced an expansion of the city centre enterprise zone to take in the regeneration area around Curzon HS2 Station

Energy on the Coalition backburner

It has to be said it's galling to see one of the Coalition parties hijack the "Great Charter of the Liberties" for political gain, when the Government's record on legal aid "reform" has seen justice disgracefully denied for many vulnerable people.

General election: Chancellor George Osborne warns of risk to West Midlands economy of SNP backed Labour Government

Chancellor George Osborne
Chancellor in Longbridge  unveils new manifesto for the West Midlands with 160,000 jobs pledge and investment in new Enterprise Zones

Harriet Harman's Pink Bus tour hits the West Midlands

Labour's deputy leader Harriet Harman and Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls along with Parliamentary candidate for North Warwickshire Mike O'Brien visit the Sertec manufacturing plant in Coleshill
Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls joined Labour's deputy leader on campaign trail in target North Warwickshire constituency

Six Birmingham city councillors to step down at local elections

Coun James Hutchings is one of six elected members stepping down at the 2015 Local Elections next month
A round-up of those servants to the city who have decided to call time on their political careers with the local authority

Opinion

Energy on the Coalition backburner

It has to be said it's galling to see one of the Coalition parties hijack the "Great Charter of the Liberties" for political gain, when the Government's record on legal aid "reform" has seen justice disgracefully denied for many vulnerable people.

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

Election 2015: The economic realities of Election 2015

In every election voters are asked to make their decision based on the economic record of the incumbent - in this case a coalition - government or that offered by an alternative party.
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
An 3d aerial view of the areas designated for regeneration immediately surrounding Curzon Street HS2 Station, from the Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan updated

Conservatives vow to extend Birmingham enterprise zone to Curzon Street

George Osborne has announced an expansion of the city centre enterprise zone to take in the regeneration area around Curzon HS2 Station

Six Birmingham city councillors to step down at local elections

Coun James Hutchings is one of six elected members stepping down at the 2015 Local Elections next month
A round-up of those servants to the city who have decided to call time on their political careers with the local authority

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