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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.

I produce content which is shareable and promote my work on social media.

My experience with content management systems and knowledge of HTML allows me to include charts, embedded content from third parties and formatting in my work, to create content which encourages interaction and keeps readers on the page.

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Politics News: Liam Byrne defends Labour's compulsory jobs scheme as parties clash over benefits

Birmingham MP Liam Byrne has defended plans to force unemployed people to work, as Labour clashed with the Government over the best way to cut the welfare bill.

Mr Byrne, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, unveiled tough proposals to create taxpayer-subsidised jobs for adults who have been on the...

Read more http://www.birminghampost.net/news/politics-news/2013/01/04/liam-byrne-defends-labour-s-compulsory-jobs-scheme-as-parties-clash-over-benefits-65233-32547188/

Politics News: Shropshire Tory MP calls on Cameron to reject 'tokenism' ethnic minority candidates

David Cameron should reject calls to fast-track ethnic minority candidates into winnable seats, according to a Shropshire MP.

Mark Pritchard (Con The Wrekin) said Conservative MPs should be more representative of the population as whole - but this should be achieved without “tokenism” or giving extra help to candidates from...

Read more http://www.birminghampost.net/news/politics-news/2013/01/04/shropshire-tory-mp-calls-on-cameron-to-reject-tokenism-ethnic-minority-candidates-65233-32541935/

Lichfield Tory MP Michael Fabricant sceptical of 'Plebgate' accounts

A Staffordshire Conservative MP has cast doubt on both the police and Andrew Mitchell’s accounts of the Downing Street 'Plebgate' bust- up which led to the Sutton Coldfield MP's resignation as chief whip.

Read more http://www.birminghampost.net/news/politics-news/2012/12/27/lichfield-tory-mp-michael-fabricant-sceptical-of-plebgate-accounts-65233-32499448/

Eric Pickles accuses Birmingham City Council of 'screaming incompetence'

Councils, not the Government, are to blame for massive cuts in local services, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles tells political editor Jonathan Walker

Read more http://www.birminghampost.net/news/politics-news/2012/12/21/eric-pickles-accuses-birmingham-city-council-of-screaming-incompetence-65233-32468867/

Local government is to blame for spending cuts, says Eric Pickles

Councils, not the Government, are to blame for massive cuts in local services, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles tells political editor Jonathan Walker

Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has launched a blistering attack on Birmingham City Council, accusing bosses of “screaming incompetence”.

Read more: Local government is to blame for spending cuts, says Eric Pickles

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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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