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Wasim Ali has been appointed as Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner in the West Midlands, having spent the previous three years as Assistant PCC.

Wasim was formerly Chair of the Sandwell Shadow Youth Cabinet and later became Chair of UK Youth Voice, which works with more than 800,000 young people to get them active in youth participation through voluntary opportunities.

His advocacy work has seen him working with 10 Downing Street and speaking up for young people at various events including in the House of Lords chamber and the European Parliament in Strasburg.

He was part of the first cohort of the West Midlands OPCC Youth Commissioners, representing Sandwell.

Wasim worked at his local hospital for 8 years, spending 5 years working in the A&E department. He also served as a Non-Executive Director for Healthwatch Sandwell

In 2018, he was elected a Councillor for the Smethwick ward in Sandwell. He served as Cabinet Member for Core Services & Resources and also served as Deputy Leader of the council.