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Local barrister throws hat in ring to be police commissioner

Ayoub Khan has launched his bid to be the next Lib Dem Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands.

Former councillor Ayoub Khan pictured on Priory Queensway in Birmingham city centre
Former councillor Ayoub Khan

Local hero and barrister Ayoub Khan has launched his bid to be the next Lib Dem Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands.

Mr Khan, who risked his life administering first aid to a gunshot victim fifty yards from his house in 2002, promised better crime prevention and reassurance for residents.

Mr Khan has been a barrister since 2005 and served on Birmingham City Council from 2003 to 2012. Mr Khan studied at the University of Birmingham and at Birmingham City University. He lives in Aston and is married with six children who attend local schools.

Mr Khan also offered his condolences to the family of previous PCC Bob Jones who died recently, leading to the upcoming by-election.

Mr Khan said: “We have a problem in the West Midlands. Crime is falling, but people feel less safe than ever. We need faster police response times. We need better crime prevention, and we need reassurance.”

Former prison governor and local MP Lorely Burt added: “Ayoub Khan is a local barrister with a deep knowledge of the issues facing people in our region. He understands the need for people to feel safe and he has an understanding of our diverse group of communities.”

 

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