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Andy Street is the Conservative candidate for the West Midlands mayoralty, and a former managing director of John Lewis.Follow @
For the Conservatives to fulfil their promise of “levelling up” the UK, they must create ample employment opportunities.
We must level-up the country. By providing the funds we need, the Government will send a vote of confidence in the power of local decision-making.
Andy Street: Yes to HS2. But it’s only the start of the transport revolution we need north of Watford.
That’s why last week I launched my transport plan for the West Midlands – an ambitious, 20-year vision of how our constituent boroughs will be linked in the coming decades.
We have a candidate for PCC in Jay Singh-Sohal who grasps the complexities of policing one of the most densely populated areas in Europe.
Andy Street: Levelling up for the Midlands and North. Javid must tear up the Treasury rules to make sure it happens.
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.
Andy Street: Our holistic approach to public health in the West Midlands ensures spending is effective
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.
Andy Street: Brownfield First works in the West Midlands. The Conservatives should commit to rolling it out elsewhere.
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.
Andy Street: Let business beat politics – and let’s build the nation’s first Gigafactory in the West Midlands
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.