Midlands

New Mayor’s first priority to take people off the Street

It’s week one of what could either be a three-year flirtation with devolution or the beginning of a bright future – independent of Whitehall – for the West Midlands. Andy Street’s famous win was defined through the prism of Conservative success across the country, helping to annihilate the UKIP vote and pin back Labour in …

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Another day, another local election blog

More elections, more voting – this democracy lark is getting tiring! If your reaction to the announcement of another General Election was ‘oh great, more politics’ then you weren’t alone. Even we’re struggling to get into the festive spirit, and we are supposed to enjoy this stuff. But forget Theresa Maybe, Comrade Corbyn, that Lib …

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