He won narrowly in 2017 in a shock result. Another victory would signify more fundamental political change.
Posts Tagged: West Midlands Combined Authority
From the start, I have made it very clear that I am a Mayor for the whole region, not just ‘Greater Birmingham’.
From reversing the Beeching cuts to pioneering ‘Very Light Rail’, it shows what a Conservative mayor, working with Government, can do.
For too long, the workhorse of public transport has been a poor relation compared to trams and rail.
The devolved Adult Education Budget ensures that every pound delivers more qualifications that employers actually want.
If you really want to see how we’re pulling together, the best example is taking shape now at the NEC, outside Birmingham – the new NHS Nightingale Hospital.
We have already cut our carbon emissions by nearly half in ten years, combined with sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
Parvez Akhtar: The Conservatives will need to campaign hard to retain the Mayoralty of the West Midlands
The region is still strong Labour territory. We must ensure that Andy Street is at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022.
Economically, we are winning long before the first medal is presented.
The West Midlands provides a case study for the UK in how connectivity can transform an area by linking its communities, its geography, its businesses and its people.
The march of technology stops for nothing – not even Brexit – and the businesses and regions which embrace it will be the winners of the future.
Success in politics is about delivering the goods. This should provide encouragement to the local associations who fared less well last week.
Fittingly, the Black Country, synonymous with the heavy industry of the Industrial Revolution, aims to take the lead in building this new science of reclamation.
Andy Street: Anti-Muslim terror and anti-gay protests. The one thing we mustn’t tolerate is intolerance – wherever it comes from.
The New Zealand attack, the Birmingham school protests – and what we’re doing in the West Midlands to build cohesion and resilience.