After a preliminary shortlist of 5 candidates, the party has chosen former Birmingham MP and current West Midlands MEP Sion Simon.
Both Conservatives and UKIP told the they aren#8217;t as far along along the way.
The mayor will represent Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, and Wolverhampton.
Work may be the first party to announce its candidate.
Mr Simon may have nine several weeks to campaign for that position in front of an election in May 2017.
Work has introduced its candidate for that first West Midlands mayor.