Next month, the West Midlands will be going to the polls to vote for the region’s very first Metropolitan Mayor.
If you live in Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall or Wolverhampton and are registered to vote you can be part of history and have your say on who is elected as Mayor.
Representing the three major cities of Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton and seven local authority areas in the West Midlands, the new Mayor will have devolved powers from Central Government to oversee transport, housing, economic policy and skills.
Overseeing a potential budget worth billions of pounds, the new Mayor will be the voice of the West Midlands in Whitehall.
As part of this the University of Wolverhampton is staging a Mayoral Debate in the Chancellor’s Hall, Wulfruna Building, City Campus on Monday 24 April between 6:30pm and 8pm.
This is your chance to find out more and quiz them about their aims for the region, their powers and how they intend to make a difference - plus what they intend to do to make sure Wolverhampton and the Black Country gets its fair share of resources.
Candidates taking part in the debate are:
The event is free but if you want to attend you must book a ticket through the University’s Eventbrite page.
Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis and are being opened up to students and staff first before being offered to the wider public later this week.
Hosted by the BBC’s Adrian Goldberg it is the only chance the people of Wolverhampton will get to hear directly from the candidates and put their questions to them.
The event is being hosted by the University in partnership with West Midlands Combined Universities.
**All guests to be seated by 6:15pm to ensure the event starts promptly.