Liam Byrne’s email to local members confirms bid for mayoral candidacy – and claims Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell’s support
As the SKWAWKBOX broke this morning, Hodge Hill Labour MP and Progress co-founder Liam Byrne is making a bid to be Labour’s candidate in the next West Midlands ‘metro mayor’ election.
Byrne has now sent an email to local Labour members confirming his bid – and telling them that Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell supports it:
John McDonnell confirmed his support, telling the SKWAWKBOX:
We have worked together on the economic policy development and actually he’s been brilliant.
Byrne ran Sion Simon’s unsuccessful campaign for the position in 2017.
The SKWAWKBOX needs your support. This blog is provided free of charge but depends on the generosity of its readers to be viable. If you can afford to, please click here to arrange a one-off or modest monthly donation via PayPal or here for a monthly donation via GoCardless. Thanks for your solidarity so this blog can keep bringing you information the Establishment would prefer you not to know about.
If you wish to reblog this post for non-commercial use, you are welcome to do so – see here for more.