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 community 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.
“There is no space in public safety for political spin or rhetoric.”
The elections take place on Thursday May 6 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.
Bishop Dr Jaddoo is a former Birmingham City Council housing officer and local entrepreneur with previous interests in the music industry. He was born in Birmingham of Jamaican Parents and was educated in the city, where he still lives with his family.
The We Matter Party is a new political party committed “to delivering its vision of addressing the mass inequality faced by communities in order to create greater opportunities for all”.