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.