Andy Street 'personally devastated' over West Midlands Mayor loss

Conservatives' Andy Street
Conservatives' Andy Street -Credit:West Midlands Combined Authority

Andy Street said he was 'personally devastated' over his West Midlands Mayor loss. He spoke to Sky News after he lost the position he held over the region following a nailbiting count on Saturday.

Coventry proved to be the kingmaker for Labour 's Richard Parker after a re-count was held of the votes made in the city. It led to the Labour candidate taking the position from Mr Street, who had been Mayor since May 2017.

Parker clinched the win by a knife-edge 1,500 votes, bringing his total to 225,590 votes, just ahead of Street’s 224,082. It was a result that sent shockwaves across the country.

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Speaking to Sky News after the result, Andy Street was asked by presenter Sophy Ridge if he was disappointed. He said: "Well, of course. I mean, disappointed is a soft word, but we'll go with it."

She went on to add: "You say that disappointed is a soft word. What word would you choose then?" to which Mr Street responded: "I suppose I am personally devastated."

Labour leader Keir Starmer held the victory for Mr Parker as 'phenomenal' and now Mr Parker will the West Midlands, covering Coventry, Birmingham, Solihull, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall.

Who Coventry voted for



Total Votes

Harper-Nunes, Siobhan Bridget

Green Party


Parker, Richard

Labour and Co-Operative Party


Street, Andrew John

Conservative Party


Virk, Sundeep Singh

Liberal Democrats


Williams, Elaine Ruth

Reform UK


Yakoob, Akhmed



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