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The Chamberlain Files provides news, insight and gossip on all things political in the Greater Birmingham area. We monitor what’s happening with our MPs, councillors and local authorities, LEPs, the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and metro mayor as well as the Police and Crime Commissioner.

The blog is published by RJF Public Affairs, Birmingham’s only dedicated public affairs agency. The Chamberlain Files’ chief blogger and editor is Kevin Johnson, with Hannah Green on board as news editor, following the departure of former chief blogger Paul Dale in October 2016.

We also publish the RJF Public Affairs Daily, a free online newspaper comprised of Twitter content created by the region’s top politicians, commentators and activists. To sign up, click hereOur Facebook page has posts of all our content from this site. You can also follow us on Twitter: @ChamberlainFile

RJF publishes a series of Briefing Papers on key issues and datasets with Insights into the region’s leading decision makers and policy influencers. Email if you would like more information on these services.

If you could like to contact the editorial team, please email


Chamberlain Files House Rules

As a political blog, the digital spaces hosted by the Chamberlain Files, including comment functionality and online social communities, allow for blog posts to be shared amongst visitors, followers and friends. These spaces also welcome sociable commentary and debate amongst visitors. All online activity is monitored and managed by the RJF team.

With this in mind, the RJF team reserves the right to remove user content deemed to be inappropriate. This includes, but is not limited to, content of the following nature:

  • Hostile defamation
  • Offensive, abusive or discriminatory language
  • Violations of the Chamberlain Files intellectual rights
  • Spam (posts, files or any material containing suspicious or harmful links)
  • Sexually explicit material
  • Posts of a commercial nature

The terms of use for each channel also apply to any content posted on the Chamberlain Files’ social communities, so all content will be subject to further external conditions.

Furthermore, followers may be blocked by the RJF team from any of the Chamberlain Files’ social communities, should they persist in causing provocative disruption on one of its social channels or elsewhere within the Files’ online communities.

Should a reader wish to discuss a decision made by RJF under the Chamberlain Files House Rules or anything further, please email