What a loss to the people of Birmingham!
Bob was voted into the job by the Birmingham City electorate on November 2012 competing with 6 others and obtained a vote of 117,388 votes which was 61,703 over the next candidate. This result is a measure of his popularity which he continued to enjoy in his term of office through his obvious integrity and clear thinking.
Yvonne Mosquito, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner said: “This is a huge loss to the West Midlands and to policing. Bob was a dear friend and a deeply committed public servant. All our thoughts are with Bob’s wife Sarah and his family at this sad time.”