Yaqoob to stand as Labour mayoral candidate for the West Midlands

SALMA YAQOOB has announced that she is standing as Labour’s candidate to be mayor of the West Midlands.

Ms Yaqoob, an NHS psychotherapist, has the backing of left-wing pressure group Wolverhampton Momentum.

Announcing her candidacy yesterday, she said: “Women like me are not expected to stand for powerful positions — a daughter of working-class immigrants who strived for a better life for their children, raised in one of the country’s poorest neighbourhoods.

source: Morning Star Online

2019-09-18 20:35
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