It's always Sunny in the West Midlands!

15 Mar 2024
Sunny Virk, the Liberal Democrat candidate for the WMCA Mayor

The West Midlands Liberal Democrats are delighted to announce Sunny Virk as their candidate for West Midlands Combined Authority Mayor.

Father, husband, barrister and mediator; Sunny hails from Coventry and has had a passion for politics for many years.

Commenting on his appointment, he said:

“The West Midlands is a place that should be able to thrive. We are the beating heart of Britain and the birthplace of modern industry, yet people tell me that they feel poorer than ever, and devoid of hope.

“We should have a world class transport network, our people should have the skills to get top jobs, and we should be attracting a lot more investment.

“It seems to me that Andy Street is great at developing plans and good at winning hearts and minds, but is he good at delivering? He was elected in May 2017; What has he delivered other than a failed attempt to retain HS2 northern leg?”

“People need quality, affordable homes. Businesses and individuals want skills upgrades to fit the future workplace. Our region needs investment to grow our regional economy. Our environment needs a reliable public transport network so that there’s a genuine alternative to personal cars.”

“Our region needs fewer platitudes and more action.”

Commenting on the appointment, Coventry Liberal Democrats Chair Dr Jamie Simpson said “Sunny is a positive choice for Coventry voters who feel that they have been let down nationally by the Conservatives, and locally by Coventry Labour.

“As someone from our city Sunny knows the challenges threatening us and is the right person to fix them, and voters will make use of the opportunity to send a message that they are not happy with the bleak choice of failing Conservatives or Labour ineffectiveness.”

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