Labour MP and mayoral candidate Liam Byrne has declared in an exclusive interview with LabourList that the “unofficial slogan” for his West Midlands campaign is “look, let’s just get shit done”.
In an online event broadcast live on Tuesday evening, Byrne set out his plan for winning the contest taking place next year and concluding in a vote on May 6th alongside other local elections.
The Hodge Hill MP told LabourList: “This is the signature election in England next year, whether we win this or lose this will tell us whether we are on the way to rebuilding the ‘Red Wall’ in England.”
Commenting on the campaign of his rival, the incumbent Tory mayor, he added: “It will be super tight. Andy Street spent a million pounds on this contest last time round and will no doubt spend the same kind of money again.
“Tory central office know that this is a must-win for them next year. So we’re up against it. But that’s the kind of people we are. We’re in this business to change things. If we have an unofficial slogan for our campaign, it’s: look, let’s just get shit done.