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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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Margaret Thatcher a towering figure in our own imaginations

The economy of the West Midlands was devastated under Margaret Thatcher's Government - and it still hasn't recovered.

That was the view not of a Labour left-winger or trade unionist, but of Conservative MP Peter Tapsell who rose to proclaim his judgment in a Commons debate.

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He’d been listening to a Tory colleague talking in glowing terms about the Budget delivered in 1981, during Lady Thatcher’s time in office.

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Confusion between race and culture has to end

There are certain words I would like to ban, or at least to ban anyone from using without explaining exactly what they mean.

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One of these is multiculturalism. A poll funded by former Tory treasurer Lord Ashcroft found that 90 per cent of voters believed “Britain has become a multicultural country”, and 70 per cent said they are “in favour of multiculturalism”.

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Jonathan Walker: Birmingham should make a third bid for a capital of culture crown

Will it be third time lucky for Birmingham? The city is considering whether to apply for the title of City of Culture, after the Government launched a fresh contest.

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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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