Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn reiterated his commitment to a 'Midlands powerhouse' in his first visit to the region as head of the party.Read the full story ›
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Labour MP for Birmingham Ladywood, has resigned from the Shadow Cabinet.
Jeremy Corbyn's former school has congratulated him on his recent election success.
The prestigious Adams Grammar School in Shropshire was attended by Corbyn, and the Headteacher spoke of their delight at seeing a former pupil do so well.
I would like to congratulate Jeremy Corbyn on his recent election success.
We're always delighted when any former pupil succeeds in their chosen career.
Mr Corbyn's opinions on selective schools such as Adams' are well known but I warmly invite him to come and visit his former school to see the great many changes that have taken place and to talk to our pupils about their experience.
Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East and Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has also announced that she will return to the backbenches.
Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt has said he will step down due to political differences with the new Labour leader.Read the full story ›
Opposition protesters gathered outside the Labour Party's Spring conference in Birmingham today.Read the full story ›
Ed Miliband is in the Midlands today to say that the Labour party proposes increasing the national minimum wage.
The national minimum wage was introduced 15 years ago. Mr Miliband is expected to say that the wage must be increased so it is closer to average earnings.
An transport industry figure has told the Labour Party Conference HS2 is as vital to the West Midlands economy as Crossrail is to London.
Geoff Inskip, chief executive of West Midlands regional transport authority Centro, said only HS2 could provide the step-change needed to provide jobs and growth, while meeting growing demand for rail and delivering international connectivity.
Ed Balls MP said he will not give a 'blank cheque' for the proposed HS2 line linking London with the Midlands if Labour wins the next election.
Speaking at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton today the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer questioned whether building a new high speed rail line is the best way to spend £50billion.
The Labour Party Conference started in Brighton today, and they hope the announcement of new policies on bedroom tax and childcare will win new votes in the East Midlands.
ITV Central's political correspondent, Alison Mackenzie, reported from the Conference.