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 democratic socialist fighting daily for a better life for the many and not the wealthy few that our political system favours. He possesses qualities that are essential for the task – leadership, organisation and experience of local, regional and national politics and governance. He has the passion, loyalty, principles and a record of integrity that is beyond reproach as well as an inclusive approach to engaging the broad church that is our party. It is these qualities that set him apart from others. That is why I believe only Pete can defeat Andy Street by bringing voters back to Labour in the West Midlands.