Boss of UK's John Lewis selected to run for West Midlands mayor
British department store chain John Lewis [JLP.UL] [JLPLC.UL] will have to appoint a new leader after Managing Director Andy Street was chosen by the ruling Conservative Party as its candidate for mayor of the West Midlands in central England.
Street, who has led John Lewis for a decade, was formally selected by local Conservative members on Thursday, the party said in a statement.
He will now step down from his John Lewis role to fight the mayoral election which will be held in May next year.
The John Lewis Partnership, which also owns upmarket supermarket Waitrose, is expected to make a... read more
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