Local Elections

22 councils have gone to the polls. In most of these councils a third of the seats are up for grabs. We'll bring you the results as they come in.

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Birmingham Labour leader promises to tackle unemployment

Birmingham Labour leader Sir Albert Bore pledged that his incoming administration would attempt to tackle the 13% unemployment rate in the city, which is even higher among young people.

Expressing delight at Labour's sweeping gains, Sir Albert told reporters: "Of course we have benefited from the unpopularity of the Coalition administration and we have already announced that we will do things differently."

Pledging to make job creation a priority, the city council's leader-elect added: "We have got to do something that gets people back into work."


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