Bishop Dr Desmond Jaddoo has announced that he will be standing for West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner at the forthcoming May 2021 elections.
Jaddoo, who is Party Leader of the newly formed We Matter Party, is a known campaigner for equality and social justice.
He said, “It is time for strong and responsible leadership in order to ensure that the communities are the police and the police the community.”
“The people of the West Midlands are clearly seeking change and this is the beginning of it. Divisions only lead to tragedies, and we need to stop pointing fingers and work together to seek solutions.”
He added, “There is no space in public safety for political spin or rhetoric.”
The elections take place on Thursday 6th May with votes being counted in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell, Coventry, Solihull and Walsall.
The We Matter Party will be announcing a date for a formal launch of the Party Leader’s election campaign.