Local leaders must be given the power to take greater responsibility in achieving net zero.
Posts by Andy Street
Andy Street is Mayor of the West Midlands, and a former managing director of John Lewis.Follow @
Regional control over adult education is already helping to deliver significant results in skills.
They are at the heart of my plan to create skills, and opportunities across the region, as well as 35,000 jobs.
Andy Street: Birmingham’s clean air zones will come down unfairly hard on local people. The scheme needs an urgent rethink.
While I support the principle of these zones, a poorly executed plan will bring up the cost of living.
Across the West Midlands, voluntary groups are also leading the way to put new life into stations, cinemas, town halls, and other landmarks.
Andy Street: I’ve got a clear plan for the West Midlands, and I’m ready to go. Here’s what I’ll do in my first 100 days if re-elected.
I’ll get back to work the moment the election result is announced.
Andy Street: Ahead of the local elections, I want to pay tribute to the dedicated team working to win the support of the West Midlands
I am very conscious that I am only one of 141 Conservative candidates campaigning in these elections.
The choice facing voters on May 6 is simple: do we accelerate the progress of the last four years, or do we go back to the old failing approach?
There are very, very few shows where you can see life here on your screens, or hear our accents.
From the start, I have made it very clear that I am a Mayor for the whole region, not just ‘Greater Birmingham’.
Andy Street: I haven’t raised a mayoral tax during my term, and commit to not doing so if I’m re-elected
It’s not surprising that I do things differently, since I came to the role from a business background, rather than via the world of politics.
From reversing the Beeching cuts to pioneering ‘Very Light Rail’, it shows what a Conservative mayor, working with Government, can do.
Andy Street: A transport revolution is under way in the West Midlands – with the launch of a new bike hire scheme
This is an ambitious project designed to appeal to the 30 per cent of people here who don’t cycle but say they would like to give it a go.
The ‘rules of origin’ requirements give us a chance to reshore much of the supply chain – and the skilled jobs it creates – for our automotive industry.
For too long, the workhorse of public transport has been a poor relation compared to trams and rail.