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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

West Bromwich East MP Tom Watson in a scene from his campaign video for Labour's Deputy Leadership

Tom Watson: We need new police agency to tackle child abusers

In a wide-ranging interview with the Post, the Labour deputy leadership candidate called for a major shake up to investigate abuse cases

The Blairites are taking back control of Labour - and Yvette Cooper is their candidate

The Blairites have been quiet for years but they haven't gone away - and now they see a chance to reclaim their party

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper

Birmingham Labour MPs back Yvette Cooper for leadership

No nominations for favourite Andy Burnham as majority of Birmingham MPs back Shadow Home Secretary

West Midlands police and crime commissioner David Jamieson

David Jamieson hints at West Midlands metro mayor bid

David Jamieson, the Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands, offered a warm welcome to the Government’s planned Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill.

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

New political play Feed the Beast to be premiered in Birmingham

Wrtier Steve Thompson reveals why he wrote the play for Birmingham Rep

Apprentices in the Aston Martin design department mould a car from clay

Labour doesn't just want to cut tuition fees - it wants employers to pay students

Attention has focused on Labour's plans to cut tuition fees but the party's long-term plan is for students to earn a salary while they learn

MP Roger Godsiff

General Election 2015: Bookies tip Roger Godsiff to hold on to Hall Green

Hall Green was secured for Labour when Tony Blair came to power almost 18 years ago and the bookies are predicting no chance this time around

Studio portraits taken by Heinrich Hoffman of Hitler rehearsing his hand gestures for public speeches

Neil Elkes: UKIP MEP Bill Etheridge used Hitler as an example of a great orator

There are plenty of examples of great political speakers to draw on without needing to pull the abhorrent Nazi leader from the proverbial hat.

Richard Burden

MG Rover workers' 'astonishing' nine-year pension wait

The near decade-long delay to resolve the level of payments to members of the MG Rover Group Senior Pension Scheme was today branded ‘astonishing’ by Northfield MP Richard Burden

The British Council For Offices Annual Conference at The ICC in Birmingham. Isabel Oakeshott speaks during the panel debate

New politics and new economics discussed at BCO conference in Birmingham

Sir Albert Bore welcomes 450-plus delegates to second day of three-day conference, which started on Wednesday with tours of Jaguar Land Rover and the city centre

US president Barack Obama

Goodbye Mondeo man, hello microtargeting

I don’t pretend fully to understand micro-targeting, but I do get, and somewhat resent, its democratic implications. First, though, as Mike Yarwood’s Max Bygraves would say: I wanna tell you a story

Still image from the HS2 promotional video

Lord Mandelson: Labour only backed high speed rail to "trump" the Tories

Labour backed high speed rail to "trump" the Tories - not because the country needs it, Peter Mandelson has admitted.

Ed Miliband delivering a speech on One Nation Politics

Time for Ed Miliband to show us what he's made of

Tony Blair offered simple policies which promised to make a difference to voters' lives. Ed Miliband should follow his example.

Tom Watson

Tom Watson: I'll bring paedophiles to justice

Tom Watson, who resigned from Ed Miliband's Shadow Cabinet following the row over Unite's role in candidate selection, talks about his future plans in our exclusive interview

Pete Lowe has been chosen as the candidate in Stourbridge

Labour chooses Unite-backed candidate Pete Lowe for Stourbridge

Former nurse chosen to challenge Conservatives after being backed by union

Harold Wilson

Neil Elkes: A little less conversation

A few years ago there was a television news feature on Harold Wilson's Labour Government of the 1960s and its success in driving through a series of social reforms, including the legalisation of homosexuality for over 21s, the abolition of the death penalty and the legalisation of abortion.

Tony Blair

Why Blair will go down as a Labour Party winner

Whatever else history might say about Tony Blair, it will remember him as a winner.

Memorial made of shell casings in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. By Sergeant Russ Nolan RLC

Call to bring Camp Bastion memorial to the Midlands

A memorial to British soldiers killed in Afghanistan could be dismantled in Camp Bastion and rebuilt at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

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