We in the regions must accept that it will be up to us to provide the detailed data that will help to monitor the success of investment made.
The Prime Minister was right to say many voters have only ‘lent’ us their votes. We must now earn that trust, by ensuring the benefits of life in a post-Brexit Britain reach all communities.
After 45 years, justice has still not been served for the 21 people who were murdered. Their families and their city deserve closure.
We are encouraging people to do more exercise. We are investing millions in schemes to boost cycling and walking, which helps improve air quality in built-up areas.
Our pledge has been to look first to these former industrial sites, to reclaim them and clean them up, when developers come knocking on the door.
We can avoid the mistakes of the past by locating a new factory for electric car batteries in the regional home of vehicle manufacturing.
Unity of purpose requires debate, compromise and ultimately putting collective interest above self- interest.
The UK needs a state-of-the-art ‘gigafactory’, and it should be built here in the West Midlands alongside our established automotive cluster.
Economically, we are winning long before the first medal is presented.
The West Midlands provides a case study for the UK in how connectivity can transform an area by linking its communities, its geography, its businesses and its people.
A new era of optimism in Downing Street can bring positive changes for my area.
This hugely important industry is undergoing rapid change. For the region that created the golden age of motoring, that’s an opportunity.
By working closely with Government to target investment, we have rekindled that creative spark that is one again catching the eye of the world.
They are chosen not from a factional or ideological standpoint, but from what I see while doing the job of Mayor.
The march of technology stops for nothing – not even Brexit – and the businesses and regions which embrace it will be the winners of the future.