We’re backing Pete.

After serving with Pete for four years on Dudley Council I’ve seen him up close inspiring people to work for the benefit of all. He’s led Dudley through hard times as council leader and I know Pete’s ready to do this on the West Midlands stage. You can rely on Pete to do the right […]

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Ian Cooper – Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Halesowen and Rowley Regis – Sandwell GMB Branch President

I’m supporting Pete Lowe for West Midlands Mayor as I know that he will be the perfect candidate who will represent our whole community. He is a committed Socialist before it was even fashionable within the party who has consistently fought Privatisation, Racism, privilege and profit and who believes in the ability of all of our […]

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Mish Rahman – Aldridge Labour Party

I support Pete Lowe for West Midlands Mayor because I have known Pete for many years. I know how passionate Pete is about about the Region in which he lives.  As former Leader of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, Pete has demonstrated that passion and used his skills, knowledge and experience to make a difference.  As […]

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Val Gibson – Former Cabinet Member for Governance, Wolverhampton City Council

When the BNP and EDL threatened our community, it was Pete who gave us the confidence to stand up to their racism.  Pete helped organise rallies, attended them and spoke every time the racists came to town.  He not only talks about equality, he stands shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters against the racists that would seek […]

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Mohammed Ahmed – Community Activist

I have known Pete Lowe as an activist, colleague and friend for many years.  Pete was nursing in the NHS when we first met.  As the former Leader of Dudley Council, his knowledge of public services, in particular local government, is second to none. I am confident if selected Pete would make an excellent Mayor of the […]

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Councillor Patricia Hetherton – Coventry City Council

Pete Lowe has a stellar record in local government and knows how to fight for our communities. I have no doubt he will stand for an alternative that our region desperately needs: where housing, transport and development is for the many, not the few.

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Rida Vaqas – Former Momentum NCG

The West Midlands Mayor has the power and influence that could make the lives of hundreds of thousands of people better. Better skills, better jobs, better transport, better housing, better health. We’ve already seen a Tory mayor squander his first two years in office and we need a Labour candidate who can stand up to […]

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Steve Bedser – Honorary Alderman

I wholeheartedly support Pete Lowe as the best candidate for the Mayor of the West Midlands.  He recognises the long term benefits of real value and social capital, working with all parties for the benefit of the people of the West Midlands.  Through my work as a Community Development Manager and engaging with hard to reach […]

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Maimoona Qari – Asian Women’s Network

Pete has an outstanding record within local government and is well known as a solid trade unionist. I know Pete has everything it takes to bring about the change the communities of the West Midlands need and that workers’ rights are safe in his hands.  I’m backing Pete because we desperately need a Mayoral candidate that […]

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Andrew Scattergood – Regional Secretary, Fire Brigades Union

I support Pete Lowe for Metro Mayor. I have known Pete for many years as a hardworking and dedicated  campaigner for Labour.  As former Leader of Dudley Council he has demonstrated his passionate support for the West Midlands Region and played a key role in the establishment of the WMCA.

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Andrew Johnson – Councillor, Wolverhampton City Council

I whole heartedly endorse Pete Lowe as the Labour candidate for the role of Mayor of the West Midlands.   Pete inspires trust in the people he represents and those who work with him.  He is a team player as well as a natural leader. With a strong Union background Pete has good negotiating skills and an […]

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Andrea Bradley – Community Activist, Walsall

Pete’s tireless energy and support for the whole community is an example to us all.  In particular, his championing of the Black Country through not only the Black Country Festival but also through his overall support of the cultural sector, so often ignored yet so vital to the success of our region.  We are looking forward to […]

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Keith Horsfall – Waterfront Media Group

Pete Lowe is a lifelong socialist whose energy and enthusiasm for transformational politics in the West Midlands would make him the ideal mayoral candidate for Labour. His experience, commitment, vision and practical idealism are exactly what our region needs in a mayor. Pete has tirelessly supported Young Labour and other exciting initiatives in Dudley and […]

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Daniel Round – Coordinator, Dudley Momentum

It’s been my experience of Pete Lowe that he has the necessary wisdom, after his years leading Dudley Council. He has the ability to analyse the complexities of modern political life and to find solutions for them. At the same time, Pete has the humility to listen to all points of view and the integrity […]

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Cathryn Bayton – Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care – Dudley Council

As Mayor Pete would ensure that the CA is light on  bureaucracy but focused on delivering on the ground and adding value and improvements for communities across the West Midlands.  Pete was key in developing the West Midlands Combined Authority (CA) and making sure it was grounded in local government. He also has huge experience […]

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Councillor John Edwards – Chair, West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority

I believe that Pete Lowe will hold the position of Mayor of the West Midlands in great honour and prestige having been a successful Leader of Dudley Council. I’m excited to join Pete in his campaign to become the Mayor of the West Midlands.

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Ajmal Khan – Activist, Warley Labour Party

Pete is a gifted communicator with the ability to connect with people of all backgrounds.  I have seen him stand firm in the Council Chamber and challenge Tory cuts to local government and address street-level issues on the doorstep with the same dedication and commitment. The common denominator is integrity and authenticity. Pete doesn’t hide his […]

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Andrew Tromans – Secretary, Stourbridge Young Labour

I offer my endorsement for Pete Lowe as the Labour Party candidate for Mayor of the West Midlands as he has a wealth of life experiences and industrial struggles that will enable him to represent the West Midlands.

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Claire Breeze – Regional Organiser, Unison (personal capacity)

I’m proud to be supporting Pete Lowe to become our Mayor of the West Midlands. His support for the Say No to the Birmingham PSPO campaign, and his determination to stand up for the rights of homeless people, leaves me with no hesitation in giving him my endorsement.

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Jo Shemmans – Campaign Lead, Say no to Birmingham PSPO

I am extremely happy to be endorsing Pete Lowe as the Labour Party’s candidate for West Midlands Metro Mayor in 2020. We need fresh leadership across the West Midlands with someone who will put the region first. Pete Lowe is a real socialist and trade unionist who will be well-placed to defeat Andy Street and […]

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Grace Ashworth – Chair, Birmingham University Labour Students

I am more than happy to endorse  Pete Lowe to be the Labour candidate for West Midlands Mayor. Pete has a proud track record in the trade union movement and in local government and his values truly reflect the commitment to the principles of ‘For the Many not the Few’ enshrined in our manifesto.

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Councillor Bob Piper – Sandwell Council

I am endorsing Pete Lowe as the Labour candidate for West Midlands Mayor because he would make an excellent mayor who understands the needs of our region

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Cicely Thomas – Secretary, Dudley North Labour Party

I am supporting Pete for West Midlands Mayor because he has the interest of the local people at heart. He is a genuine person, good character, and made for the job. I would give him my wholehearted support through his campaign!

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Mel Mottram – Former Mayor of Dudley

Pete Lowe is someone who can get along with anyone and make anyone he meets feel at ease. Throughout his time as Leader of Dudley Council, Pete showed great leadership when and unified the Labour Group.  He has a record of being a hardworking local councillor and has demonstrated his ability to understand financial matters […]

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Councillor Hilary Bills – Deputy Mayor, Dudley Council

I’m extremely pleased to announce that I am wholeheartedly supporting my good friend and colleague Pete Lowe for the West Midlands Mayoral nomination. I’ve known Pete for a number of years and have worked alongside him so I know he has the skills, energy and capability of serving the residents of West Midlands.  As a […]

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Gill Ogilvie – Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Walsall North

I am supporting Pete Lowe to be the Labour candidate for the West Midlands Mayoral election because he has both the knowledge for the role coupled with an excellent ability to communicate the Labour message, with passion, to both members and the wider public.  Pete has had extensive campaign experiance and I believe that he […]

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Rebecca Gentle – Former Cabinet Member for Partnerships, Dudley Council

I’m supporting Pete Lowe for Mayor because Pete has been working with us on our local streets and worked on the frontline with our NHS. Pete has spoken with the many not the few and has a long, successful track record of delivering for our communities. Pete Lowe has the energy and vision our Region […]

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Councillor Doug James, Labour & Cooperative Party, Darlaston South, Walsall

Pete is a man of the people who has worked tirelessly throughout his career for Equality Fairness & Justice for the many not the few. You will often see Pete out in the community listening to what matters to you. During his career Pete has worked in the NHS so knows first hand the challenges […]

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Cllr Elaine Taylor, Dudley Council

Pete Lowe is a member’s politician. Quick of wit and sharp of mind, his politics come seasoned with a whiff of real ale and a ribald sense of humour. He’s West Midlands born and bred and homespun of manner but this can’t disguise the serious politician beneath. As Chair of Dudley LCF I have always […]

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Bryn Roberts – Chair, Dudley Local Campaign Forum

I fully support Pete Lowe’s campaign for selection as the Labour candidate for the Mayor of the West Midlands.  I have known Pete for over 20 years, serving together as ward councillors and I was his Deputy Leader when he became Leader of Dudley Council.   Pete conveys all the best traditions of our party. He is a […]

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Judy Foster – Dudley Women’s Forum

I’m proud to pledge my support for Pete Lowe for West Midlands mayor. Pete is a real man of the community, an activist first and foremost, who puts action ahead of words and bureaucracy. A lifelong trade unionist and socialist, he will always fight for social justice and equality, and stamp out hate in all […]

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Cat Eccles – Community Activist and Unison Member

Without the continual support and Pete’s great leadership values there is no way that I would have become the first Muslim Mayor in the history of our great borough.  I have no hesitation in supporting him to continue his work as our Labour Mayoral candidate and Mayor in waiting for the whole of the West Midlands […]

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Cllr Mohammed Hanif – Mayor of Dudley 2016-17

I’ve known Pete for 10 years, and the qualities he’s shown in that time affirm my belief he would be brilliant as the Labour Party candidate for West Midlands Mayor.  He has always remained true to his socialist principles, and this manifests itself in his support for those causes and people who are marginalised in society.  His […]

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Karen Purdy – Women’s Officer, Stourbridge CLP

Pete is a proven leader with a track record of getting things done. He also has an exceptional knowledge of the workings of the Combined Authority. Pete is the best candidate for Labour; he has my full my support.

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Councillor Paul Moore – Hateley Heath, Sandwell Council

I can think of no-one more committed to equality and Labour values than Pete Lowe.  He has been a fantastic in supporting and mentoring me to become the first BAME leader of Dudley Council.  He would be a Mayor that would serve us all.

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Cllr Qadar Zada – Labour Group Leader, Dudley Council

I’m supporting Pete Lowe for Mayor of the West Midlands because I think the West Midlands needs strong Leadership from somebody who has been at the heart of local government. I believe that Pete would be a strong voice for the Black Country. He has the knowledge and commitment to make our Communities a better […]

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Dan Warren – Former Councillor for Bushbury North, Wolverhampton

It is with great pleasure that I give my endorsement for Pete Lowe to be the Labour Party candidate for the Mayor of the West Midlands campaign.I was lucky enough to work alongside Pete at West Midlands Combined Authority, when we were leaders of our local councils. I believe there is no other individual Labour […]

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Sean Coughlan – Former Leader, Walsall Council – Leader, Walsall Labour Group

Pete is a principled and experienced socialist who recognises and will give full support to the vital fight for Further Education in our communities. This is vital for democratic participation and building skills for the future, and we need a Mayor who understands this.  As a trade unionist he understands the need for sustainable and fair […]

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Rhiannon Lockley – NEC representative for Midlands FE, University and College Union

I’m supporting Pete because he cares about our communities & wants to make a difference. Pete has worked hard for employment rights all of his working life. If elected has Mayor I’m sure he’ll change West Midlands people’s life for the better.

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Karl Denning – Disability Rights Campaigner and Candidate, Dudley Labour

I’ll be supporting Pete Lowe for West Midlands Mayor simply because his roots and strong human values are centred around his beloved family and his public service in the NHS. His vast and varied experience as former Council Leader of a large Metropolitan Borough have enabled him to recognise and deal with issues important to […]

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Steve Waltho MBE – Former Mayor of Dudley

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