THE county's police boss has thrown his weight behind Home Secretary and Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid to be the next PM.

John Campion, the Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia, has officially endorsed Mr Javid to be the next leader of the Conservative & Unionist Party and the next Prime Minster.

The MP announced his intention to stand in a message on Twitter last month.

Mr Campion said: “As commissioner I have seen first hand Sajid Javids’ vision, leadership and drive as Home Secretary and as a constituency MP in Bromsgrove. He not only has listened and understood the support our police service and his community need, but he has worked hard to deliver it.”

He added: “The Conservative Party and the country needs a leader that will deliver Brexit, then get on with delivering vital public service reform and investment. Sajid Javid is the leader my party and our country needs, ensuring we boldly leave the European Union to a brighter future of a more prosperous and fairer society.”

Mr Campion is not the only high profile name to back Mr Javid’s campaign.

It was given a massive boost recently when he was backed by hugely popular Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson.

She is the most powerful Tory to support the Home Secretary’s quest to be the next PM.

Ms Davidson said he was “the real deal” and “man for the job”.

And she added: “His life embodies the Conservative values of aspiration, education, opportunity, hard work and just reward.”