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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: 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...

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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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Politics News: HS2 depot would destroy east Birmingham economy, says city MP Liam Byrne

A planned high speed rail depot in Birmingham could “destroy” the economy in the eastern part of the city, the House of Commons is to be told.

An MP will urge Transport Ministers to block proposals for a new train storage and maintenance depot in one of the most deprived...

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Neil Elkes: Council tax dilemma for Labour at Birmingham City Council

Council tax has become a pivotal issue of the first budget of Sir Albert Bore’s administration, with a decision over whether or not to freeze it in Birmingham for the third year running hanging in the balance.

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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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