We've lost one of our own today. The first Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands, Cllr Bob Jones, died overnight. He was just 59.
Bob was a fine PCC - competent, fair and knowledgeable. He was also a good man. For a busy guy, he managed to find the time to come over and visit us here in Acocks Green - he was out here on election day in May this year.
He will be much missed by his own family, but also by the West Midlands Labour family. You don't get many like Bob and we were lucky to have him.
My thoughts today are with Sarah and his family.