Ex John Lewis boss Andy Street elected West Midlands mayor
Friday 12th May 2017
The former John Lewis boss Andy Street has won the West Midlands mayoral race for the Conservatives, his victory in a Labour heartland the latest in a series of blows for Jeremy Corbyn’s party in local elections across the country.
Street, 53, beat Labour’s Siôn Simon, the former MP in Erdington, after he secured substantial majorities in Dudley and Solihull. Street won the incredibly close contest with 238,628 votes to Simon’s 234,862.