Residents identified the fight against crime and drugs, improving the NHS and employment for younger people as their top local priorities.
Washwood Heath, Shard End and Bordesley Green wards requested that their residents' meeting address the issue of crime and drugs. Respondents from Bordesley Green requested a meeting on street cleaning.

One of the most exciting fronts in Labour’s renewal is the burgeoning debate about Englishness. Thanks to the work of politicians like John Denham and Jon Cruddas and thinkers like Jonathan Rutherford and Sunder Katwala, there is now an excellent line of argument pointing the way to how Labour re-attaches itself to a history, ideas, and a wellspring of inspiration that got lost somewhere in the new Labour days.

We've set up a Facebook page for our new website on the West Midlands People's plan.

You can find the Facebook page by clicking here.

There are already a few videos on there to give you some more information on the project.

Make sure you like the page and share with friends so you can keep in touch and help get everyone involved!

Best,

Liam

I'm afraid the rumours are true!

I'm really grateful to friends across the region who asked me to stand to be the Labour candidate for the West Midlands Metro Mayor. But, I can confirm today what some of you know already...

Before he died, I'd spent many hours talking things over with legendary Sandwell leader, Cllr Darren Cooper.

Dear friends,

I thought you might be interested in an exciting new opportunity for 16-25 years olds to gain a free level 1 qualification in Sports Leadership.

The course is being offered by Sport 4 Life, a local Birmingham charity who aim to change the lives of disadvantaged young people between the ages of 12 and 25.

Dear friends,

I thought you might be interested to know just how much funding we've received from the National Lottery here in Hodge Hill.

Since 1994, Hodge Hill has received a total of  £22,140,552 million in National Lottery funding, benefiting 422 local projects.

Since July 2004, we've received £5,964,153 through 260 grants.

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