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Demand for Tories to explain change of heart over purchase of the Saddlers Centre 

19 Sep 18

Since gaining control of Walsall Council back in May this year, it would appear that the Tories have had a massive change of heart over their opposition to the purchase of the Saddlers Centre by the previous Labour/Lib Dem administration.


News
Birmingham’s Brexit concerns 

17 Sep 18

Jon Kay asks voters in Birmingham what they want to know about the UK’s plans to leave the European Union.


Blues
Advance Notice of 2018 AGM and Election of Board Members 

15 Sep 18

Voting members of Blues Trust should have received advance notice of our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and information on how to nominate someone for election to the board.


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Valerie responds to debate on proxy voting 

14 Sep 18

At the general debate on proxy voting on Thursday 14 September 2018, I responded to the the Leader of the House and closed the debate on behalf of the Opposition.


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Emma debates introducing proxy votes for MPs who become new parents 

13 Sep 18

Today, I spoke in Parliament about introducing proxy votes for MPs who become new parents.


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MP warns “arrogant” boundary changes would slice Lichfield in two at next General Election 

11 Sep 18

An MP says plans to redraw Parliamentary voting boundaries will slice Lichfield in two – due to the “arrogant” approach of those behind the proposals.


News
Tamworth constituency could grow as number of MPs slashed 

10 Sep 18

FINAL recommendations for new parliamentary boundaries that could see the number of MPs cut from 650 to 600 have been published today (Monday).


Blog feature
Vote for Your Favourite Sandwell Green Space 

10 Sep 18

Residents can vote for their favourite green space in a national poll – with 10 Sandwell sites in the running.


News
FORCE FOCUS: Vote for your youth commissioner in this October’s elections 

8 Sep 18

Police and Crime and Commissioner David Jamieson’s column in this week’s Observer.


News
Presidential candidate in Brazil Jair Bolsonaro stabbed at rally 

7 Sep 18

The first round of Brazil’s presidential election is October 7…


News
By-election candidate says ex-Tory councillor’s Labour support shows council leader must consider his position 

6 Sep 18

A by-election candidate has said a former Conservative councillor’s decision to back Labour in the upcoming vote is proof the leader of Lichfield District Council needs to consider his position.


News
Misogyny could become a hate crime – here’s what MPs are voting on 

4 Sep 18

Labour MP Stella Creasy is seeking an amendment to new anti-voyeurism legislation…


Blog politics
When Will The Council’s Bin Deal Be Implemented? 

31 Aug 18

This evening I was on BBC One Midlands Today and the Paul Franks show on Radio WM – asking why the Council’s bin deal isn’t being implemented on Sept 1st as promised by the Labour Leader of the Council at the June Council meeting.


News
Birmingham and London voters caught up in envelope error 

24 Aug 18

Tens of thousands of people could be affected by a mix-up between two cities.


News
Here’s why Jeremy Corbyn is still popular despite all the criticism 

16 Aug 18

It’s not hard – he’s the only person offering answers to the challenges many voters face…


Blog feature
Beechdale C H A. 

14 Aug 18

Following a visit to one of the surgeries with Conservative election losers, I overheard a conversation between a lady and the conservative.


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Meriden Election detail Thursday June 2017 ref Tom McNeil(Labour) 

10 Aug 18

Follow up sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by dennis fallon on 10 August 2018 .


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Meriden Election detail Thursday June 2017 ref Tom McNeil(Labour) 

10 Aug 18

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to dennis fallon on 10 August 2018 .


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Meriden Election detail Thursday June 2017 ref Tom McNeil(Labour) 

9 Aug 18

Internal review request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by dennis fallon on 9 August 2018 .


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Meriden Election detail Thursday June 2017 ref Tom McNeil(Labour) 

9 Aug 18

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to dennis fallon on 9 August 2018 .


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For the West Midlands economy, Brexit could be a perfect storm: David Viney (Localise West Midlands) 

8 Aug 18

With the government’s own economic impact assessments for the West Midlands making grim reading – the worst case scenarios reminiscent of the early 1980s recessions that devastated the social and economic fabric of the region – it is vital that…


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Meriden Election detail Thursday June 2017 ref Tom McNeil(Labour) 

2 Aug 18

Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to dennis fallon on 2 August 2018 .


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Meriden Election detail Thursday June 2017 ref Tom McNeil(Labour) 

1 Aug 18

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by dennis fallon on 1 August 2018 .


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Meriden Election detail Thursday June 2017 ref Tom McNeil(Labour) 

1 Aug 18

Follow up sent to Coventry City Council by dennis fallon on 1 August 2018 .


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Meriden Election detail Thursday June 2017 ref Tom McNeil(Labour) 

1 Aug 18

Response by Coventry City Council to dennis fallon on 1 August 2018 .


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Meriden Election detail Thursday June 2017 ref Tom McNeil(Labour) 

1 Aug 18

Request sent to Coventry City Council by dennis fallon on 1 August 2018 .


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Los Angeles: a public bank with a mandate to serve the people? 

31 Jul 18

Voters in Los Angeles will be the first in the United States to choose whether to set up their city’s own public bank to serve the people instead of private interests.


News
Candidates standing for 2019 local elections in Lichfield warned residents will want answers over future of Friarsgate land 

30 Jul 18

Candidates at next year’s local elections will need to be clear about their views on the future of the Friarsgate site, according to a Lichfield community group.


Blues
Vote on SD merger with FSF 

29 Jul 18

Two weeks ago, we wrote to our voting members to consult with them on a proposal that Supporters Direct (SD) form a new football supporters’ organisation with the Football Supporters Federation (FSF).


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Valerie responds to Urgent Question 

18 Jul 18

As Shadow Leader of the House, I responded to the following urgent question asked on 18 July 2018: ‘to ask the Leader of the House if she will make a statement on arrangements for Members on maternity, paternity or adoption leave and proxy voting…


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To Leave voters in Walsall North – Will Eddie Hughes deliver the Brexit you voted for? 

13 Jul 18

68% of Walsall North voters in the referendum on 23 June 2016 voted to leave the European Union.


News
David Davis’ resignation could trigger leadership challenge or new election, says Brexit expert. 

9 Jul 18

The resignation of Brexit Secretary David Davis could trigger a challenge to Theresa May’s leadership or lead to a vote of no confidence in the Government, a leading Brexit expert has said.


Blog feature
Our 2018 Eurovision Party Copy 

8 Jul 18

The annual Eurovision Song Contest is something of a fixture for us, and we’ve had a get together for it every year since the club was formed.


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Valerie raises Point of Order 

5 Jul 18

A General debate was scheduled on 5 July 2018 on the Principle of proxy voting in the House of Commons.


News
Residents begin voting for new councillors in Curborough ward by-election 

5 Jul 18

People in the Curborough ward have begun casting their votes to elect new councillors in Lichfield.


Sky Blues
Election of Board Members 2018 

29 Jun 18

By the closing date for nominations, 22 June 2018, two valid nominations for vacant positions on the Board of the Trust had been received, from: Rachael Brown Bruce Walker As there are four vacancies, each of the candidates nominated will…


Council
Youngsters across the city to celebrate National Democracy Week 

28 Jun 18

Children from across Coventry will be given the chance to learn about the history of voting, democracy and registering to vote with a series of activities from Monday 2 July to Friday 6 July.


Events
Paint the Day Artists Exhibit 

26 Jun 18

On Saturday 23rd June, around 60 artists went out to Wolverhampton City Centre and Whitmore Reans to paint the wonders of the area on the lovely summer’s day.


Blog feature
Annual General Meeting 

21 Jun 18

The Trustees of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust hereby give notice of an Annual General Meeting to be held 7.30 pm 9 July 2018, Meeting Room, Bowling Green Pub, Lichfield.


Blog social media
how a sausage dog with wings helped increase voter turnout for a pilot scheme 

21 Jun 18

Sometimes it takes a cute dog to attract attention and lead a call to action.


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Jeremy on Jeremy 

21 Jun 18

Brian Donaldson talks to comic Jeremy Hardy.


Blog politics
Labour’s Travel Tax Will Hit Edgbaston Hard 

20 Jun 18

Conservatives were the only party in Birmingham to announce their Clean Air Plan BEFORE May’s Local Elections.


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WMNEG political round up: local elections results. 

19 Jun 18

WEST MIDLANDS NEW ECONOMICS GROUP Thursday 28 th June, 5pm-7pm Political round up: local elections results.


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Threats of Violence by Elings “Frivolous”! 

18 Jun 18

Recently the corrupt Labour Council in the rotten Borough of Sandwell announced that there is now to be”zero tolerance” to verbal and physical threats to SMBC staff or to the binmen/women who work for private company, Serco.


News
Who is Jess Phillips? The Labour MP representing Birmingham Yardley 

12 Jun 18

She increased her majority in the 2017 General Election to 16,574…


FOI
General Election 2017 Results – Ward Breakdown 

1 Jun 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to Liam Hank on 1 June 2018 .


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General Election 2017 Results – Ward Breakdown 

29 May 18

Response by Birmingham City Council to Liam Hank on 29 May 2018 .


FOI
General Election 2017 Results – Ward Breakdown 

28 May 18

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Liam Hank on 28 May 2018 .


News
Glascote ward election results 

25 May 18

VOTERS in Glascote have taken to the polls and the results have now been counted.


Rugby
Brummies show their support for those voting in Ireland’s historic repeal the eighth abortion referendum 

25 May 18

The Republic of Ireland goes to the polls today to decide whether to repeal the eighth amendment and make abortion up to 12 weeks legal…







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