West Midlands Metro Mayor Elections 2020 – hustings

Join us to quiz the mayoral candidates on their plans for the West Midlands

Event starts at 18.00- 19.30 on 17 March 2020 at Room 101, Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2ND

On 7 May 2020, the 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 to build a more prosperous region in the decades to come.

As the campaign for the election gains momentum, Centre for Cities and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce are together staging a hustings on Tuesday 17 March for candidates to set out their plans to drive growth in the urban area.

You are invited to sign up for the event and to submit your questions to the following candidates using the event registration form:

  • Liam Byrne MP, Labour Party candidate (confirmed)
  • Kathryn Downs, Green Party candidate (confirmed)
  • Beverley Nielsen, Liberal Democrat Party candidate (confirmed)
  • Andy Street, Conservative Party candidate (confirmed)

The candidates will be asked to set out their aspirations for the future of the West Midlands, with particular reference to infrastructure, innovation and business before responding to audience questions.

Other candidates will be confirmed as they are selected.

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

This event is free but places are limited, please book your place and submit your question for the candidates by using the link below.

Refreshments will be available from 17.30.

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