Polling stations across the region will open in May 2017 to elect the first West Midlands Metro Mayor.

The Mayor will represent Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

The Liberal Democrats Party has today (07/09) elected Birmingham City University’s director of corporate affairs, Beverley Nielsen as their candidate in the race.

Last month, the Labour Party elected former Birmingham MP and current West Midlands MEP Sion Simon as their candidate in the race.

Other parties will announce their candidates in due course.

(Image: Ross Jukes)