'My next move planned out' - Andy Street's message to public after defeat in West Midlands mayoral election

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Mr Street took to Twitter to thank the public for their support in the wake of his election loss

Andy Street has thanked the public for their support after his defeat in the West Midlands Mayoral election on Saturday (May 4).

In a post on Twitter, Street said that he’d been ‘slightly taken aback’ by the support he’s received after Labour’s Richard Parker won a narrow election. Street was hoping to get elected for a third term.

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The Conservative took to Twitter to thank people for their kind messages, and joked that many people already have his ‘next move planned out’ before he’s thought about it.

He wrote on Twitter: “I wasn’t expecting to post again for a while, but I’ve been slightly taken aback by the number of messages. Your support means a lot to me at a testing time.

“In fact it seems many of you already have my next move planned out before I’ve even thought about it!

“For those who have messaged me privately I’ll get back to you when I can - but first I had to tackle a literal mountain, after just falling short on the metaphorical one.”

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