Labour leader pays tribute to Bob Jones

Miliband talks of “dedicated public servant”.

Ed Miliband has led the tributes to West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner Bob Jones, who died today aged 59.

The Labour Party leader said, “It is terribly sad news that Bob Jones has passed away. He was a dedicated public servant, who cared deeply about his local community.

“Bob Jones was respected across the political spectrum for his service and huge contribution to improving policing. My thoughts today are with Bob’s wife Sarah and his family.

“I know he will be greatly missed by his friends and colleagues in the Labour Party and by people from across the West Midlands.”

Mr Jones died in his sleep at his Wolverhampton home. Prior to his election as Police & Crime Commissioner he had served as a councillor for the Blakenhall ward in the city since 1980.