A profile of… Sir Albert Bore
A long-standing council leader in Birmingham, who was knighted in 2002, wants to become the elected Mayor of the city if Birmingham see a ‘yes’ vote in the Mayoral Referendum in May.
Sir Albert Bore has been a councillor in Ladywood in Birmingham since 1980, and the current Labour Group leader of Birmingham City Council since 1999. He is currently also the elected Chair of the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Selly Oak Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
Therefore, over the years, Sir Bore has played pivotal roles in the creation of the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and International Convention Centre (ICC) in the regeneration of Birmingham in the 1980s and 1990s.
He also was directly involved in the creations of Birmingham Symphony Hall, National Indoor Arena (NIA), the redevelopments of Brindley Place and the Bullring as well as other successful schemes.
So much so that, in the 2002 New Year Honours, Albert Bore was knighted for his local government work.
Sir Bore studied in Birmingham, gaining a PhD in Nucleur Reactor Physics from University of Birmingham and an honorary doctorate degree at University of Aston.
He has since been a lecturer at University of Aston, before his days in local politics.
He has been member of the EU-Committee of the Regions since its creation in 1992 and has drafted legislative opinions on behalf of local government across Europe on a range of issues.
Sir Albert Bore now hopes to be further involved in the local government and continue to change Birmingham for the better if, in May, we get a ‘yes’ vote…
By – Bradley Jolly (26/3/12)