Sharon Thompson appointed Deputy Mayor of the West Midlands
14th June 2024
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Cllr Thompsonwas appointed to the postat a meeting of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Board in Wolverhampton this morning (Friday 14 June) 


Herrole as Deputy Mayor will see her support the Mayorin delivering the region’s key priorities and act as an ambassador for the West Midlands. 


Cllr Thompson entered Birmingham city council in 2014 and hasbeen a prominent national voice on housing and homelessness, lobbying government over the Grenfell cladding payoutsand on social house building.She also sat on the Commonwealth Games 2022 Members Advisory Group.


Her appointment follows previous roles with the WMCA including portfolio holder for Levelling Up and Devolution, membership of the Housing and Land Delivery Board, WMCA Public Service Reform Board, and chair ofthe WMCA’s Homelessness Members Advisory Group.  



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