Ahead of the demonstrations expected to take place in Dudley on Saturday 7 February, Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson, local political leaders on Dudley Council and community leaders have made the following statement and are asking members of the community to add their names to the message also.
“We are all proud that Dudley is a diverse and vibrant borough, in which people from different backgrounds and cultures get on and work together.
“In the West Midlands we respect the values of each other and the rights that we all have to worship safely in whichever way we chose.
“We will protect the right to peacefully protest and want everybody who visits Dudley and the West Midlands to respect local people and their right live in harmony.
“Violence is never acceptable, especially when perpetrated towards Police Officers who are trying to keep us all safe from harm.
“Above all else we call for peace, calm and respect on Saturday 7 February in Dudley.”
David Jamieson, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner
Cllr Yvonne Mosquito, West Midlands Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner
Cllr Judy Foster, West Midlands Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner
Cllr Pete Lowe, Leader of Dudley Council and Leader of the Labour group
Cllr Patrick Harley, Leader of the Conservative group
Cllr Paul Brothwood, Leader of the UKIP group
Cllr Ken Turner, Leader of the Independent group
Cllr Will Duckworth, Green Party
Rev Andrew Wickens, Chair of Dudley Interfaith Network
Imam Hashmi, Imam at Dudley Central Mosque
Rt Revd Graham Usher, Bishop of Dudley
Ian Austin MP for Dudley North
Cllr Stuart Henley
Margot James MP for Stourbridge
Cllr Hilary Bills, Dudley MBC Cabinet member for the Environment
Cllr Rachel Harris, Dudley MBC Cabinet Member for HR, Legal, Property and Health
Graham Lloyd, Principal of The Holly Hall Academy
Cllr Steve Waltho, Deputy Mayor of Dudley
Cllr Christine Perks
The Venerable Nikki Groarke, Archdeacon of Dudley
Mr Cruchley, Halesowen
Thomas Reynolds, Stourbridge
Cllr Diana Holl-Allen MBE, Solihull MBC
Anyone who wants to endorse this statement is asked to contact the PCC’s office to ask for their name to be added. Please phone us on 0121 626 6060, or email at WMPCC@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.Back to News Archive