Four candidates for the role of West Midlands elected police commissioner will be available for questioning at a public event hosted by Birmingham Chamber of Commerce.
A Labour, Conservative and two independent contenders for the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner will set out their stall at Chamber House, Harborne Road, from 5.30pm to 8pm on September 25.
Those attending are Labour’s Bob Jones, a councillor for Blakenhall Ward in Wolverhampton since 1980 and a Police Authority member since 1985, Tory Matt Bennett, a former councillor for Stockland Green, Birmingham, with a background in public and voluntary sector management, independent Cath Hannon, a former police officer and head of Special Branch West Midlands, later renamed the anti-terrorism unit and independent Mike Rumber, a former detective and businessman from Stourbridge.
The first part of the evening, in conjunction with infrastructure giant Amey, will take the form of a cross-party hustings when candidates will present their key manifesto points and answer questions posed by the audience.
This will be followed by networking and complimentary food and drink.
Chamber president Michael Ward said: “The event will be fantastic opportunity to hear from and quiz the candidates and network with similarly focused individuals and businesses.”
The chamber is due to launch a Crime Commissioner Priorities manifesto, based on chamber surveys, before the election on November 15.
To confirm attendance go to the events section of www.birmingham-chamber.com and register online.