Black Country Week

Liam McConkey

With a keen interest in politics, Liam is part of our Black Country Week team, reporting on local and national stories.

Liam is currently a Broadcast Journalism student at City, University of London and is our Westminster Correspondent. His Review of the Week in Parliament and interviews with local politicians can be heard each Saturday on Black Country Week.


  • End to austerity Britain? Slightly.

    Posted by Liam McConkey at Saturday, November 25th, 2017 10:36am

    The deficit will be cleared by 2015. No it won’t it’ll be 2016. Actually it’s more likely to be in the late 2020’s. Is this the end of austerity Britain? Well, maybe.

  • Blair's Bark at Brexit. Helpful or arrogant?

    Posted by Liam McConkey at Friday, February 17th, 2017 10:32pm

    The former Prime Minister has been urging people to "rise up" and change their minds on Brexit. But are his comments helpful or warranted? Is his time as PM not a big reason why people voted for Brexit?

  • Ian Austin: Getting Dudley best Brexit deal. And Jeremy Corbyn must show he’s PM in waiting.

    Posted by Liam McConkey at Saturday, November 19th, 2016 8:34am

    This week I spoke with Dudley North MP Ian Austin on his views about Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, can the centre-Left survive and what he's been up to in Dudley North.

  • Shrewd PM or Simply No Idea?

    Posted by Liam McConkey at Friday, October 28th, 2016 4:50pm

    So I'm happy to say I've worked out what Brexit means! Well it means Brexit.'ve probably known that for a while. If the Prime Minister keeps saying this, without any clarity of what Brexit actually is then she will end up being bit of a ditherer. Certainly not a healthy image for any PM- just look at Gordon Brown. But perhaps by repeating to us that very phrase, the PM is actually being very shrewd and intelligent, who will get the best deal for Britain?

  • Once the

    Posted by Liam McConkey at Friday, October 7th, 2016 9:27pm

    So on Monday the Conservative Party Conference began in Birmingham and what did we learn from it? Well according to Theresa May Brexit still means Brexit and we're going to make a success of it. And the Tories, who the PM herself once described as the "nasty" party, were now in fact the party of ordinary working people and actually it is Labour who are the "nasty" party. Oh isn't it great when politicians get bolshy?

  • Labour Wars: Jeremy Strikes Back. But will it Last?

    Posted by Liam McConkey at Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 7:25pm

    So if you haven't been living under a rock this week you will have heard that Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected as the leader of the Labour Party to everyone's complete surprise. Or so Owen Jones would have hoped for. But after gaining over 61% of the vote can Corbyn now properly exert his authority as Labour leader or will his MPs defy him a second time? During the last year, unity has been a massive problem for the party and it now will come under ever more pressure to be upheld as it finds itself firmly within the grips of the Corbyn era.