Birmingham Is Ignored By Politicians And National Media, City's People Say

A new poll by HuffPost UK has revealed that nearly half of people living in Birmingham feel “badly” represented by the national media. 

The poll, conducted by YouGov, also revealed that more than 50% of the city don’t trust the government in Westminster – or their local city council – to stand up for their interests. 

The survey was conducted ahead of HuffPost UK’s week-long listening project in Birmingham, which will see the entire newsroom of 45 journalists relocate to the city centre in order to better report on the issues affecting local people. 

A total of 331 adults living in the city were asked about how well served they feel at a local and national level. 

Just 2% of respondents said they trusted Birmingham City Council – the largest council in Europe. 

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