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 whilst the Cabinet Member for Finance. Continuously, Pete has shown that he is a first-class negotiator too. I have no hesitation in supporting him in his candidacy for Mayor of the West Midlands.