Green candidate for Mayor pledges to take only West Midlands average wage as salary

20 February 2017

James Burn, the Green Party candidate for West Midlands Mayor has pledged to refuse the majority of the proposed mayors salary of over £100,000, and would instead only be paid the average wage in the West Midlands of £29,000.

The remainder of the salary would donated to local charities and startups.

James spoke to BBC Coventry & Warwickshire about why he thinks a mayor should live like the people they represent.

James Burn is leader of the opposition on Solihull Council and Green Party candidate for West Midlands Combined Authority mayor.

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