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 that failed Tory mayor and win.

We need someone who is credible. Someone local, someone with the right values, someone with integrity, someone connected to ordinary people and, most importantly, someone with the passion and vision to get the job done. That person is Pete Lowe and I am proud to support his campaign to become our Labour candidate for 2020.