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Andy Street win indicates Labour voters’ shift to Tories

Voter loyalties: Andy Street

By: Rithika Siddhartha

ANDY Street’s mayoral victory in the West Midlands may give the best indication yet of just how far prime minister Theresa May’s Conservatives are poaching traditional Labour supporters ahead of the June 8 general election. Street quit his $1-million-a-year job as managing director of department store chain John Lewis to stand for the top political job in the West Midlands, which has a population of about three million. His victory this month was a surprise because the seven cities and boroughs, including Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton, that make up the West Midlands Combined Authority are a traditional stronghold of the…

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