Councillor Ray Hassall (Lib Perry Barr) has been selected to be the next Lord Mayor for Birmingham.
Ray has been on the Council since 1990 and well deserves to be the next Lord Mayor.
I have know Ray for years and he is one of those the role of Lord Mayor is made for and he will take to it like a duck to water.
Ray is not one of that bland breed of Councillors but is a real "odd ball" in the nicest sense he can give and take a bit of friendly stick and you know he cares passionately about Birmingham.
I for one am very pleased for Ray.