Answers demanded to MPs’ letter to University of Birmingham over fair pay.
Housing to be key issue in election fight.
Owen Smith – remind you of anybody? asks Steve Beauchampé.
38-37 victory in contest to head city council.
Prime Minister triumphant as opponent of “ALL THAT WE HOLD DEAR IN BRITAIN” is neutralised.
Were the West Midlands Labour Party asleep all last summer asks Steve Beauchampé?
The trick isn’t to give people what they want, but to give them what they don’t yet know that they want, says Steve Beauchampé.
Britain’s next Prime Minister could be a 70-year old former Beard of the Year who’s become a hit with young voters. Steve Beauchampé assesses Jeremy Corbyn’s chances.
Labour councillors are opposing a move by Walsall council to discuss a tax-funded, multi-million pound project in secret session away from the eyes of the public and press.
Opposition councillors on Walsall Council will attempt to unseat the ruling coalition next week following, what they call, ‘a year of incompetence, inaction and increasing indifference.’
Walsall’s Labour group claim that after, what they describe as, three years of failed promises and unsuccessful negotiations, Walsall Council has committed £8 million to a flagship retail project with less than 24 hours notice.
Steve Beauchampé on Britain’s fractured political machinery….
Companies in Walsall owe over £2 million in unpaid business rates while the council makes cuts in public services and care for vulnerable people, claim Walsall’s Labour Group.
Walsall people needing to contact the council’s housing benefit helpline for advice on the so-called bedroom tax can now do so without worrying about excessive phone bills
Labour party councillors and supporters dressed in pyjamas braved the freezing cold and snow to protest against the ‘bedroom tax’ which comes into affect this week.
A decision by Walsall Council not to grit any roads on Saturday 23rd March has been described by Walsall’s Labour Group as “bizarre”.
Here’s a round up of some reactions to today’s budget speech by George Osborne
John Chubb’s thoughts on last Thursday’s unexpected call to a ballot box in the south.
Walsall Council’s Labour Group believe over 4000 households in the Walsall area will be hit by ‘bedroom’ tax after Lib Dem and Tory councillors blocked their move to help the poorest families.
Walsall’s Labour councillors have been told they cannot vote down over £13 million in cuts
A motion by Walsall Council Labour Group condemning cuts by the coalition government in the council tax and housing benefits has won the support of Conservative and Lib Dem councillors.
Businessman and TV presenter Nick Hewer has said he continues to remain deeply unimpressed by the current Labour Party and its leader Ed Miliband.
Labour councillors are demanding Walsall Council’s coalition cabinet spell out the consequences of the biggest round of cuts in the authority’s history.
Walsall Labour have welcomed the support of the Conservative candidate for the role of deputy Police Commissioner
Official unemployment figures released today show that between July and August only six people found jobs in Walsall.
A councillor is demanding to know what has happened to almost £3 million in grants for new homes after it emerged only 17 houses were built
The Chair of Walsall’s Children and Young People Scrutiny and Performance Panel, Labour Cllr Barbara Cassidy, has called an emergency meeting to discuss a report which has condemned the council’s Safeguarding Children service.
A senior Labour councillor is calling for a demonstration In Walsall by the far-right, English Defence League to be banned by the Home Secretary.
Martin Mullaney was a LibDeb councillor until last May. He’s waging a campaign against the Labour administration’s claim that Birmingham finances were found to have a £21m hole in them when they came to power.
Former LibDem councillor Martin Mullaney takes issue with Birmingham’s Labour administration claim of a £21m hole in the council’s budget.