A project director in the security and defence sector, is aiming to be the Tories' first Police and Crime Commissioner in West Midlands when he contests the election next May.
Brummie Jay Singh-Sohal is from Sutton Coldfield has a background in journalism and serves as an officer in the Army Reserves. Intent on increasing safety in the region by reducing crime, supporting victims and making sure taxpayers’ money is spent wisely, he is delighted to be selected for the candidacy.
"It's an opportunity to serve the public and I know my experiences and skills serving in uniform but also within the community will help to ensure that policing across the West Midlands becomes more responsive to the needs of all residents particularly from underprivileged and diverse backgrounds. By listening to people’s concerns, I will as PCC produce a crime plan that reflects local need and requirements given the rise in crime we face,” said Sohal in a statement to Express & Star.
His candidacy has been backed by West Midlands Conservative Mayor Andy Street.
"He has the skills and experience to make a huge difference when it comes to policing and crime.
"Like me, he will put people before politics to get the best deal for communities across the West Midlands, which is exactly what local people need from their Police and Crime Commissioner,” said Mayor Andy Street.