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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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Jonathan Walker: This was the year that was in Parliament

Turkey sandwiches, turkey soup, turkey curry – by this stage in the festive season the joys of Christmas dinner have been replaced, in my household at least, by a determination not to let a scrap of turkey go to waste.

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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.

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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

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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”.

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More Columnists: Jonathan Walker: Tories collar the working class vote

The ongoing row about the Government’s planned benefit cuts has highlighted the fact that 60 per cent of claimants are in work.

This raises two issues. First, the complicated system of tax credits introduced by Gordon Brown distributes money even to families with good incomes.

If you work, have two...

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West Midlands News: Institute of Directors backs Birmingham Airport plans

A leading business organisation has backed Birmingham Airport’s plans to develop new services and increase passenger numbers.

The Institute of Directors urged the Government to do more to back the airport, including promoting it overseas.

In a report on UK aviation policy, the IoD also called for the introduction of...

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Politics News: Andrew Mitchell: I'm out to save my reputation, not my job

Andrew Mitchell has said he hopes to restore his reputation after new evidence cast serious doubt on reports about his disagreement with Downing Street police officers.

But he said he was not concerned about getting his old job back, despite calls from some colleagues for him to return to the...

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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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