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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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Politics News: Ed Miliband in Birmingham to launch Labour's Youth Jobs Taskforce

Labour leader Ed Miliband called on the Government to give local councils more powers to create jobs, as he visited the West Midlands.

He met the leaders of West Midlands councils in Birmingham, in the first session of what Labour is calling its Youth Jobs Taskforce.

Birmingham MP Liam Byrne...

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West Midlands News: BBC vows to plan for more investment in Birmingham and West Midlands

The acting director general of the BBC has pledged to develop a plan for investing in Birmingham and the West Midlands, according to MPs who met him this week.

The delegation pledged to bring together the region’s creative industries to set out exactly what the region could offer the BBC.

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Transport News: Ministers 'lied to' in West Coast franchise shambles, inquiry claims

Civil servants overseeing the West Coast Main Line franchise may have been biased against Virgin Trains, a Commons inquiry has concluded.

Virgin boss Richard Branson

MPs demanded a fresh inquiry into the botched contest to decide which firm would run inter-city services to Birmingham – and said e-mail exchanges between Department for Transport officials should be examined to find out why they treated the company unfairly.

Read more: Transport News: Ministers 'lied to' in West Coast franchise shambles, inquiry claims

Politics News: Labour threatens last-minute changes to HS2 plans in depot row

A Labour government would reverse controversial plans to create a rail maintenance depot in east Birmingham which some politicians claim could cost 7,200 jobs, MP Liam Byrne has announced.

The Shadow Cabinet Minister warned a Labour government could make last-minute changes to plans for a high speed rail line between...

Read more http://www.birminghampost.net/news/politics-news/2013/01/25/labour-threatens-last-minute-changes-to-hs2-plans-in-depot-row-65233-32681004/

Politics News: Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert joins 'supercabinet' to fight funding cuts

Birmingham’s council leader Sir Albert Bore has joined forces with the leaders of seven other big cities to form a “supercabinet”

The alliance is to protest against “morally wrong and unfair” funding cuts being imposed on major cities and demand a fair deal.

They also hope to gain support for...

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Council calls on Birmingham businesses to help tackle youth unemployment

Birmingham’s council leader has admitted the city has one of the worst youth unemployment rates in the country – but pledged a new £15 million campaign will make a huge difference.

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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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