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Labour Party sets the rules and timetable for selecting mayoral candidates

On March 19th, 2012, posted in: News by 1 Comment

  From The Chamberlain Files Gisela Stuart’s hopes of becoming Birmingham’s first elected mayor have been dealt a potentially fatal blow by Labour party officials. The National Executive Committee has decided that any Labour MP selected to run for mayor must resign from the Commons and trigger a by-election, raising the possibility of an unwanted..

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Jobs and prosperity pledge for Birmingham, but Labour’s mayoral rivalries won’t go away

On March 15th, 2012, posted in: News by 1 Comment

From The Chamberlain Files: Labour is promising to reposition Birmingham as “Britain’s enterprise capital” with new economic growth zones creating jobs in high-end manufacturing, as well as the digital and medical sectors, if the party takes control of the city council in May. Group leader Sir Albert Bore said his priority would be to increase..

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Give mayors power to make tough decisions for growth says new report

On June 14th, 2011, posted in: News by 0 Comment

By Institute for Government and Centre for cities Local authority mayors should be given more powers to make the difficult decisions which can support growth.  That is the conclusion of a report published today by the Institute for Government and Centre for Cities, which urges the government to devolve more powers to mayors through the..

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Sir Albert Bore launches his Campaign to become Labour’s Mayoral Candidate of Birmingham

On June 14th, 2011, posted in: News by 0 Comment

Sir Albert Bore – Labour’s Mayoral Candidate launched his campaign to become Labour’s nominee for Elected Mayor of Birmingham, ending months of speculation. Whilst he was Leader of the Council in 2001 he spoke out for the “yes” campaign in support of a directly elected mayor, and has made no secret of his endorsement of..

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