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I am an experienced online journalist and political editor working for Trinity Mirror papers in the West Midlands and the North East, based in the Parliamentary Press Gallery at Westminster.

I understand how government, Parliament and political parties work. I am equally at home digging out stories from data, social media or interviews as I am covering major set-piece events or explaining how things work to readers.

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In 2008 there were 508,000 public sector employees in the West Midland region.

But how far has that figure plummeted?

Believe it or not, the number of public sector workers has fallen by just 2,000 over two years, and now stands at 506,000.

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I must admit I was surprised by the figures, which I dug out as I was researching a story on job losses. I thought the number of jobs axed would be higher.

Yes, the number of public sector jobs in the region has fallen significantly since May 2010. But the result has is simply to bring them back down to the level they were under Tony Blair's government.

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Jonathan Walker Political Editor of the Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail, Sunday Mercury, Coventry Telegraph, Newcastle Journal, Newcastle Chronicle and Sunday Sun.

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