Labor retains control of the Birmingham City Council.

The UKs largest metropolitan council holds 101 seats in 69 districts.

Despite losing two council members in 2018, the Labor Party won 65 seats to maintain its majority. The Conservatives lost three seats, but remained the second-largest party with 22 seats.

It was then that the Tories retained control of the Council of Sixteen despite losing two seats.

Earlier on Friday, it was confirmed that Birmingham City Council Labor leader Ian Ward had retained his fraction and seat.

He said he was "delighted" to be re-elected and had served for 27 years.

Speaking after the final result, Mr Ward said it was a "swing and whirlwind" for the Labor Party.

"We came into the election campaign with 65 seats and came out with 65 seats," he said.

"The 2018 election was a high point so repeating it is a great election result for Birmingham Labor.

"The Tories lost five seats to us, and in return we lost four seats to the Lib Dems and one Green."

Conservative group leader Robert Alden said he would accept responsibility for any damage, rather than blaming Boris Johnson for his local performance.

The mayor of London will visit Chile

The principal representative of Londons financial district, Vincent Quinney, will visit Santiago from May 3 to 4. The program includes meetings with government officials, financial associations and representatives of the Chilean business world, which aims to strengthen trade relations between London and the Chilean city.
Lord Meyer will visit Chile and Brazil.
In Chile, his visit will focus on bilateral cooperation in green finance, open banking, fantasy and participation in financial services, as well as the UKs role in financial services and innovation.
Events Lord Mayor will attend include a meeting with the Fantic Association on women at Fantic and a public-private roundtable on green finance chaired by the Ministry of Finance.
Lord Mayor is expected to lead discussions on challenges and opportunities in the Open Banking Regulations, present UK strategy and share processes for making the UK experience dynamic yet secure in Chile How to help build the ecosystem.
Another topic to be discussed is the UKs potential to develop internationally as a market for Chilean technology companies, as well as to promote cooperation between public authorities.

Maine City Fans Local Parking disappointment is plans for streets where no one lives

Plans to introduce a major new residential parking scheme around the alliance have angered Manchester City fans - who say many of the roads involved are in industrial areas and business parks where no one lives. On match day, hundreds of city supporters park on the streets in and around Briscoe Lane and Lord Street North, most of which are surrounded by commercial property or surrounded by green spaces.
But, under the councils new proposal, these roads will be restricted to residential roads. Kevin Parker, secretary of Manchester Citys Official Sports Club, said: "We would understand a scheme that protects residents parking spaces, but if they changed restrictions around non-residential areas, such as in commercial or industrial areas, it would appear unfair for no good reason. good."
Many housing estates around the union already have parking restrictions. But the board is considering a comprehensive new Eastland scheme. This is partly due to the construction of the £350m Live Co-op Arena, with a capacity of 23,500 people, poised to become the UKs largest indoor venue.

Labor Faces Red After Campaign Candidates Call Candidates Council

Labor has apologized for calling one of the Manchester Council candidates a "counselor" in a campaign letter sent ahead of next weeks local elections. A letter from newcomer Ernama Bell shouted at voters in Mosside, telling them he was their "local Labor adviser".
However, the peace activist known for his work tackling gun crime in Manchester is not currently a member of the council - and has never been on the board. Speaking to the Local Democracy Reporting Service, he explained that the wording in the letter was based on a template left out in error.
"It was a mistake and we apologize. If anyone was misled, it was unintentional," he said.
The professor, who has been awarded an MBE, joined the Labor Party in 2011. He rose to prominence in the local Labor branch before running as a candidate to represent the Mass Side Ward in Manchester.
In the last local election in 2021, Labor candidates won more than 80% of the vote, making Moss Side a safe seat for the ruling group. But Professor Bell said he didnt count his chickens before their babies were born.
He said: "People need to come out and vote and people need to know who their local council members are. The reason I volunteered was because Im a community worker and I believe in these silent people.

London ranks Dubai as the top city for foreign investment in finance

London last year attracted more foreign investment in financial firms than any other city, demonstrating the Square Miles appeal to investors even after Britains separation from the European Union.
According to a report published by the City of London Corporation on Tuesday, the British capital attracted 4,600 million ($764 million) to invest in 114 financial and professional services projects by 2021. This puts it ahead of the likes of Dubai, Singapore, New York. and Paris.
Overall, the United Kingdom attracted 186 projects worth 11.1 billion in 2021, ranking second behind 234 attractions to the United States, the report said, detailing the value of investments guaranteed by other countries. Not to mention, its a reminder of financial sustainability. Its role as one of Britains most important exports.
Catherine McGuinness, City of London policy chair, said in her report: "We have to give this sector a future and ensure that we remain globally competitive."
The report says that by 2021, the number of financial and professional services packages attracted to the UK will increase by 8%. But with a 30 percent decline in foreign investment in finance and insurance between 2019, there is still a long way to go before the epidemic can reach preventative levels. And globally 2020.