Daniel Wainwright

Politicians are falling over themselves to attract us

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The work and pensions secretary knocking doors in Netherton; George Osborne working with molten glass in Wordsley and UKIP’s Nigel Farage dropping in to the Express & Star – what more proof is needed that the West Midlands is a big deal?

Ed Balls: I want a Midlands powerhouse

Ed Balls

Ed Balls has a delicate task. And I don’t just mean while trying to carry out some maintenance work on a petrol-powered go-kart with a group of young apprentice mechanics.

Why voters won't care for Spad wars

The Tories have to think very carefully about whether they are really preparing to win the election or whether they are just lining up a new leader of the opposition.