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 working conditions and will be a key voice for this across the combined authority.  I support Pete in his bid to become the Labour candidate for Mayor of the West Midlands.