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© 2018 Trinity Mirror Midlands
10:43, 1 APR 2016
Birmingham Post Power 250: Politics
The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of politics
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
I think I finally understand why people like Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn says that 'people matter more than money' - and some voters haven't heard that before.
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
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
Birmingham Labour MPs back Yvette Cooper for leadership
No nominations for favourite Andy Burnham as majority of Birmingham MPs back Shadow Home Secretary
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.
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
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
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
UK Independence Party
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.
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
British Council for Offices
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
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
High Speed 2
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.
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: 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
Labour chooses Unite-backed candidate Pete Lowe for Stourbridge
Former nurse chosen to challenge Conservatives after being backed by union
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.
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.
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.
Review: Tony Palmer's Nocturne at The Artrix, Bromsgrove
Among the many facets of Benjamin Britten's character we have gleaned during the 100 years since his birth are his anti-war sentiments, most powerfully expressed in his War Requiem, premiered at the consecration of Sir Basil Spence's new Coventry Cathedral on May 30, 1962.