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Will you pledge to work for a greener West Midlands?

We have recieved a significant number of enquiries with similar content. We publish the letter below along with our response.

Dear Candidates,
I am writing to you to ask if, should you be elected as my new Metro Mayor, you will use your powers and influence to build an economy that works for the wellbeing of people and the environment of the West Midlands.

A genuinely sustainable vision for the West Midlands must deal with the crisis of polluted air – which contributes to the deaths of 1,460(1) people in the area and the loss of hundreds of millions of pounds to the economy each year. It must ensure that in tackling the housing crisis we make certain that new homes are built in the right place, and to the right standards. It must recognise that the future is low carbon and promote a clean and renewable energy based economy.

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Update to Who can I vote for?

Hello,
 
We run WhoCanIVoteFor.co.uk, which is likely to receive several thousand visitors from the West Midlands next Weds/Thurs.  
 
Voters have asked us to ask candidates for a statement or a 'pitch' — would you be able to provide one to your page, please? https://candidates.democracyclub.org.uk/person/20482/graham-john-stevenson
 
https://candidates.democracyclub.org.uk/person/20482/graham-john-stevenson
 
Like the clear majority of Birmingham and Coventry electors, who were the only ones balloted on the idea of an elected executive mayor, I campaigned against this as an unnecessary expense, designed to hide the fact that our borough leaders are collaborating with central government to carry out swingeing cuts in vital social care and need.  

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Graham4Mayor

Graham Stevenson
Communist Party National Trade Union Organiser
for the Mayoralty of the new Combined Authority

West Midlands May 4th 2017


Geoff Ferres, District Secretary of the Midlands Communist Party, reports that West Midlands Communists have enthusiastically endorsed the candidature of

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