Bob Jones' wife criticises election call before funeral

Bob Jones PCC died suddenly on Tuesday Credit: PA

The wife of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones has said it's disrespectful to call an election before he's even been laid to rest.

The 59 year old died suddenly in his sleep on Tuesday. A by-election was triggered by two electors making a formal demand which means voters will now go to the polls on Thursday 21st August.

Council leaders in Birmingham had hoped the campaign would be delayed until after his funeral.