West Midlands metro mayor – economy hustings


This event, hosted by UK think tank Centre for Cities will provide a hustings for West Midlands mayoral candidates to set out their regional plans.

On 6 May, West Midlands goes to the polls for the second time to choose a metro mayor with powers over transport, planning and skills. The elected metro mayor sets out and implements a strategic vision for the economy of the metro area, supporting people, firms and institutions.

As the campaign for the election gains momentum Centre for Cities are hosting a hustings for candidates to set out their plans to respond to the pandemic and their recovery strategy for the region with particular reference to infrastructure, innovation and business.

Candidates:

Liam Byrne MP, Labour Party candidate (confirmed)

Cllr Steve Caudwell, Green Party candidate (confirmed)

Ashvir Sangha, Independent (invited)

Andy Street, Conservative Party candidate (invited)

Jenny Wilkinson, Liberal Democrats Party candidate (confirmed)

The discussion will be chaired by Andrew Carter, Chief Executive of Centre for Cites.

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