Growing up in the midlands I witnessed the devastation that Tory policy had on the area; decline in all industry, coal, manufacturing and engineering. Many areas becoming derelict as the factories closed or moved away.

This time the Tories have only been in two years and already people are struggling. Wealthy bankers and hedge fund managers have created the crisis we are in and yet they are still protected under the cloak of Tory policy whilst those who are jobless struggle on.

Yes I hope Birmingham welcomes the Tories………with bottle, bricks and sticks.