In the maiden race to become the first West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, the deadline for entry has come and gone and Stephen Hughes, West Midlands Police Area Returning Officer, has declared the final list of riders and runners.
The seven candidates, with their respective ‘colours’, are:
- Bob Jones – Labour (can’t find anyone offering odds, but word is, he’s the favourite)
- Matt Bennett – Conservatives
- Ayoub Khan – Liberal Democrats
- Bill Etheridge – UKIP
- Cath Hannon – Independent
- Mike Rumble – Independent
- Derek Webley – Independent
Click on the names for online information about each of their campaigns or go along to one of the hustings.
And here’s a racing jargon buster, just in case.
Thanks to Jonathan Jardine of the West Midlands Police Authority for the info.