The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he’s confident the election of the new council leader in Birmingham will lead to a settlement of the long-running bin dispute.
The result of the election is expected at a meeting of the city’s ruling Labour group on Thursday evening.
Here's what he said when I asked him who he supports - the Labour administration in Birmingham or the trade union Unite.
I have spoken to Unite. I have spoken to the Labour MPs for Birmingham over the last few days. I am very pleased that we are now in a position following the resignation of John Clancy to elect a new leader. Hopefully now we will get a resolution to this dispute. There has to be rubbish collection. There has to be security of employment for the bin men. I want a settlement quickly."
In an interview with me, Mr Corbyn also says Labour will win back the two local marginal seats it lost to the Conservatives in the General Election, Walsall North and Stoke South.
You can see that interview in full on Sunday Politics Midlands at 11:00 on Sunday on BBC One.