A war of words has opened up between city Labour and Tory rivals over the closure of police stations to the public which was announced last week.
Two rival campaigns to keep a police station in Erdington open have also been launched by Birmingham Tory leader Robert Alden and Erdington Labour MP Jack Dromey as the row escalated.
Both are opposed to the closures of front desks at police stations in the area - Castle Vale, Erdington and Kingstanding - but while Coun Alden blames the Labour Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson, Mr Dromey says the Coalition Government is responsible.
Coun Alden (Con Erdington) said that suburban police stations were vital.
He said: "Is the Police Commissioner really suggesting he doesn't think there should be any police station open to the public in Erdington Constituency? This is totally unacceptable."
And he pointed out that West Midlands Police was spending £33 million on the renovation of the Lloyd House Headquarters over the next two years.
But Mr Dromey, Labour's shadow police minister and Erdington MP, called on his Tory rival to lobby the Government for more funding for police, saying there had been a reduction of 16,000 police officers nationwide since 2010 and a £146 million reduction in the West Midlands Police budget.
"It is laughable that the Conservatives locally are opposing the closures of police stations to the public when this is a direct consequence of the cuts made by their Government."
He called on Coun Alden to "speak out against the cuts the Government is inflicting on our police service, threatening the closure to the public of our local Police Stations".
"I will stand up for Erdington. I hope you do too," he added.
A total of 27 out of the 41 West Midlands Police Station front offices have been earmarked for closure, a further four will be manned by volunteers under plans announced last week.
The proposals are currently out for public consultation.