A cross-party delegation of councillors from Birmingham is lobbying the Prime Minister David Cameron in London today.
They are calling on him to back 'Team Birmingham' and call a halt to the multi-million pound cuts to the city's budget.
It was the Labour MP Jack Dromey who secured a promise from the Prime Minister to meet with Team Birmingham.
The backdrop is an unprecendented level of cuts to local authority budgets. Birmingham has already seen 5,000 jobs go.
It is a cross-party delegation. They say political differences should be put to one side on behalf of the people.
But the message from David Cameron at Prime Minister's Questions in advance of the meeting was that he is sticking to plan A.