According to the Stirrer in the Birmingham Mail tonight, Elaina Cohen has been 'appointed' as chair of that ward.
Forgive me for being pernickety, but last time I checked, officers at branch and CLP level were elected. More often than I'd like, parties are scouring the membership to find people to do the legwork involved in running a political organisation rather than having posts oversubscribed, but the membership do still have a say.
Somebody also reckons that the post of branch chair gives her authority over Sir Albert.
Technically maybe, but I'm not sure he'd see it that way.