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 Party member that could fulfil that role better than Pete. He was at the inception of the Combined Authority becoming the Vice Chair before the Mayoral election and understands not only the complexity of the regional structure but also the added value it must give to support local government and improve the lives of citizens and communities.
Pete is a committed team player, intelligent and articulate, grounded in local and regional government. He fully understands how to take grass roots issues and transform them into strategic objectives that will benefit everyone.
Pete is a born leader, who knows that leadership is about bringing the best out of those around him and will be a Metro Mayor for the many not the few.