John Lewis managing director to quit after selection as Tory mayoral candidate
The managing director of department store chain John Lewis is set to step down after being chosen as the Conservative candidate for metropolitan mayor of the West Midlands.
Andy Street, who rose to lead the board after joining the firm as a graduate trainee, was selected on Thursday night to fight the 2017 election.
When he announced his decision to seek the nomination at the start of September, Mr Street said he would quit as managing director, a role he has held for nine years, if successful.
On Thursday night, he said voters in the West Midlands faced "a critical election" in... read more
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