The SKWAWKBOX understands that left-winger Simon Foster has been selected by Labour members as the party’s candidate to fight next year’s election of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).
Foster beat Blairite former MP Mike O’Brien, who had been backed by outgoing PCC David Jamieson. Former Sandwell Council deputy CEO Melanie Dudley withdrew from the contest at the end of July to support Foster for the position.
The news should be formally announced shortly.
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