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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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More Columnists: 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.

Birmingham first bid for the title of European Capital of Culture, but lost out to Liverpool in 2003.

The UK isn’t...

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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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West Midlands News: 100,000 more in work but unemployment also rises

The number of people in jobs in the West Midlands has risen by 100,000 people in the past year – but unemployment has also risen at the same time.

Latest official job figures show 246,000 people in the West Midlands are unemployed, an increase of 13,000 people over the past...

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West Midlands News: Call for answers over four-hour M6 closure

Roads chiefs will be ordered to explain why the M6 was closed for four hours after a Christmas Day horror crash.

Two young brothers and their aunt died when their Ford Focus overturned on the motorway’s northbound carriageway, near Stafford, as they travelled to a wedding in Greater Manchester.

But...

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MP John Hemming threatens court action over council’s 'poor' tax

An MP has threatened to take Birmingham City Council to court as Labour and the Coalition parties fight an increasingly bitter war of words over who is to blame for the decision to make some of Birmingham’s poorest residents pay council tax.

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Politics News: Ex-journalist Lord Fowler backs calls for press regulator

A Midland peer and former journalist has criticised newspaper standards and claimed a “deeply rotten culture” has been allowed to develop in some parts of the press.

Lord Fowler, the former MP for Sutton Coldfield, backed Lord Leveson’s plans for a new press regulator.

And he said that the media’s...

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Manufacturing Skills: MPs call for 'new industrial revolution' for the region

Britain needs a “new industrial revolution” to back manufacturers and bring jobs and prosperity to the West Midlands, ministers have been told.

Midland MP Ian Austin (Lab Dudley North) called for a range of measures, including using cash tied up in local authority pension funds to invest in manufacturing.

He...

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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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