John Lewis Confirms MD Will Run For West Midlands Mayor

The John Lewis Partnership today confirmed recent press speculation that Andy Street, Managing Director of its department store business, is to run for the office of the Mayor of the West Midlands.

The group said that Street has told its Chairman that he is interested in running for the office, but at this stage has not been formally selected. A formal process within the Conservative party is due to take place.

Should Street be successful in his application to be the Conservative Party candidate, John Lewis said he has agreed that he should step down from his role with replacement sought by the company.