Read here the letter Birmingham City Council leader Cllr Ian Ward has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ahead of the 2017 Autumn Budget.

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Labour's Digital Jobs Revolution
Remarks to the Parliament & Internet Conference: Parliament and the Internet
 

Welcome.

Now, it used to be said that to err is human, but to really mess things up you need a computer.

No more. At least not outside the Department for Work and Pensions.

Digital is changing our lives – and though we marvel at the speed of change, actually we need it to go faster.

I wrote to the Electoral Commission to ask if it is looking into concerns that Russian-backed adverts could have influenced millions of voters on Facebook ahead of the EU referendum and the last general election.

It's absolutely vital that social media giants come clean about foreign nations meddling in our debates. So it's now time for the Electoral Commission to demand full disclosure from them and demand it now.

Read the Electoral Commission's full response below.

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