Sir Albert Bore: Back to the future

After an eight-year hiatus, Sir Albert Bore is back as leader of the UK's largest local authority. In his first interview since the May elections, Bore shares his priorities for Birmingham with Lisa Pilkington Portraits by Ed Shaw

Sir Albert Bore looks completely at home in his spacious Council House office. With piles of papers neatly stacked on a long boardroom table, the newly elected Labour leader of Birmingham city council is bursting with enthusiasm to crack on with the job.

It is fair to say voters' decision to oust the previous Tory/Lib Dem administration in May's elections