For the Conservatives to fulfil their promise of “levelling up” the UK, they must create ample employment opportunities.
Posts Tagged: Coventry
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.
Our readers’ top choice was the same as Number Ten’s for the Lords: York. But a good case was made for Coventry – and Warwick University.
There would seem to be a difference between the rhetoric coming out of the US and the implementation of policy.
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.
Council debt costs the city £11 million a year in interest payments. Our vision prioritises the creation of jobs, regeneration, and thousands of new homes.
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.
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.
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.
Andy Street: Here in the West Midlands, we’re on the verge of reopening railways that have been closed since Beeching
In Birmingham, rail has recently become the leading mode for commuting – overtaking the car. This makes it the only city outside London where this is true.
Fittingly, the Black Country, synonymous with the heavy industry of the Industrial Revolution, aims to take the lead in building this new science of reclamation.
Andy Street: Beneficial, healthier, better. Our West Midlands plan to get people out of cars and on to cycles.
“We want to kick-starting a transport revolution that steers our population towards healthier ways of getting from A to B.”