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Labour candidate Nigel Knowles, Howard Allen for the green party, lib dem candidate, chairman of the meeting Syd Ashby, Julian Knight for the conservatives and UKIP candidate Phil Henrick.

Election hopefuls grilled over the future of Solihull Hospital

Locals questioned Solihull election candidates from the five main political parties about the future of the NHS in Solihull.

Caroline Spelman MP

Battle begins for YOUR vote in General Election

The General Election campaign has begun and this week Cathrina Hulse and Annette Belcher take a look at the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for Solihull and Meriden

Labour wins West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner job and vows to put bobbies back on beat

The newly elected West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner vowed to put “bobbies back on the beat” after sweeping to an emphatic win in a by-election.

Coun David Jamieson

Ex-councillor shock pick for police chief role

In a shock move, ex-MP David Jamieson gained the official party nomination for the £100,000 post vacated by the recent death of PCC Bob Jones.

Jill Seymour

UKIP wins three of the seven West Midland seats

The political map of the West Midlands was transformed as UKIP stormed to victory in the European elections.

Debbie Evans won the first borough seat for UKIP in Kingshurst and Fordbridge ward

Elections success for the Greens and UKIP

It's celebration time for the Greens in Solihull after the party moved into official opposition by winning three seats from Labour.

Julian Knight

Knight riding into battle to save borough

Parliamentary candidate Julian Knight is launching a campaign against plans for a Greater Birmingham encompassing the borough.

Solihull High Street

Fears that Solihull will snub combined local authority bid

Birmingham's council leader has spoken of his concern that Solihull will refuse to sign up to create a West Midlands-wide combined authority.

Lorely Burt

Pensioners must choose between heating and eating

Elderly residents could be facing a difficult choice this winter after energy giant SSE hiked its prices by more than 8 per cent

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has said there will be no "blank cheque" for HS2

HS2 is 'a good idea' but not at any price

Councillor David Jamieson has said he would support HS2 but cost was a concern,  after Shadown Chancellor Ed Balls said there would be no "blank cheque" for the scheme

Coun David Jamieson

Borough councillor in HIV trip to Africa

A borough councillor will be travelling to one of the world’s poorest countries to teach children about prevention of HIV

Lorely Burt

Solihull MP Lorely Burt says building new homes is a "difficult balancing act"

BUILDING more homes in the borough must not come at the expense of its green and pleasant character, Solihull’s MP said this week.

Councillor Ken Meeson

Solihull Council leader reshuffles his cabinet

Leader of Solihull Council, Ken Meeson, has reshuffled his cabinet at the start of the new municipal year


UKIP vow to stand in every ward in Solihull next year

Members of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) plan to field a full slate of candidates across Solihull next year, following their unprecedented success in last week’s local elections

Councillors clash over Touchwood discussions

A ROW has erupted over which details surrounding plans to expand Touchwood shopping centre can be discussed in public.

Solihull Tories choose their parliamentary candidate for 2015

  • BBC

AN AWARD-winning journalist and author has been chosen as the Conservative candidate for Solihull at the next General Election.

David Jamieson

Solihull councillor defends support for academies

A borough councillor who has been accused of back-pedalling has defended throwing his support behind school academies when they were set up 13 years ago

Solihull Council turns to government on admission policy changes

SOLIHULL Council is calling on the Government to allow local authorities to have the final say when it comes to academies changing their admissions policy.

David Jamieson

Concern over Solihull Council housing rent increase

Council housing tenants will see an increase in their rent from next month

Solihull Council

Solihull council tenants facing rent rise of 4.98 per cent

Council housing tenants will see an increase in their rent from next month


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