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Newly elected John Clancy pays tribute to Sir Albert Bore

Newly appointed Labour Group leader John Clancy. Credit: BPM Media

Newly appointed Labour Group leader John Clancy has said he feels a 'great sense of honour and responsibility' at his election.

He spoke of 'challenging times ahead' for the city and pledged to work towards a 'more open and transparent council'.

He also paid tribute to Sir Albert Bore, who he is set to replace as City Council leader in a meeting next month.

“I want to pay tribute to Sir Albert Bore for his dedication to Birmingham, his commitment to the people of Birmingham, for his leadership of the Council and as Leader of the Labour Group for the last 16 years."

"Sir Albert has always put Labour values at the centre of his vision for Birmingham – he has brought world-class investment to the city and overseen the longest period of regeneration in the city’s history."

“I am also very grateful to my family, friends and Labour colleagues for their support throughout this leadership election."

– Councillor John Clancy


Powering the Midlands: renewable energy in the home

This eco-friendly cabin is home to two people in Herefordshire. It was built from recycled materials for less than £1,500. Credit: ITV News Central

In the latest special report on the use of energy in our region, we focus on how people across the Midlands have developed novel ways of powering their homes.

From newly developed eco-friendly houses, to solar panels and even a cabin in Herefordshire which was built with recycled materials for less than £1,500.

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