Tories to complete super Thursday hat trick as Andy Street set to retain West Midlands mayoralty

May 08, 2021 - City AM

Andy Street is on the verge of retaining the West Midlands mayoralty, providing Boris Johnson with the perfect “Tory hat trick” of victories in the super Thursday elections.

The party also won landslides in the Hartlepool by-election and the Tees Valley mayor election, which along with the West Midlands were thought to be bellwether elections for how Johnson is faring with the electorate.

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Pundits said a victory in all three contests would be a great triumph for the Prim...