John Lewis managing director to quit after selection as Tory mayoral candidate
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 May.
Mr Street said: "It will determine how we create wealth here and what type of society the West Midlands will become. I promise to work tirelessly to convince voters... read more
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