Media Watch – May 4

By on 04/05/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Election results
'State of The Parties' with all 40 wards declared: (one seat in each ward up for election in 2012)
Labour 77  (+20)
Conservative  28 (-11)
Lib Dem 15 (-9)
Labour gain overall control of Birmingham City Council from Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition. Share of the vote: (51% Labour, 24% Conservative,  14% Liberal Democrat)

For full details of 3 May 2012 local election results see –

Regional Headlines:

Labour regain power in Birmingham
The party needed just four gains to take Birmingham, but claimed half of the 40 seats being contested to finish with a 34-seat majority.  In Dudley, Labour gained 13 seats to take control of the authority which had been in Conservative hands since 2004.

Plaque unveiled in Tipton for Victoria Cross soldier Thomas Barratt
A plaque honouring a World War I soldier who was awarded the Victoria Cross, is to be unveiled. The plaque will be erected by Sandwell Homes at a block of maisonettes in Tipton.

National Headlines:
Local elections: Labour make gains in England and Wales
Labour have won a string of victories in English and Welsh local elections – with shadow ministers claiming Ed Miliband is now on course for No 10.

Birmingham heart baby’s death ‘devastating’
A mother who accused a hospital of neglecting her baby after open-heart surgery has spoken of the “devastating effect” of the girl’s death.


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