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Posts Tagged: Dudley
Never underestimate the power of Labour. Its message of helping the underdog and the poor is enduring, still popular and extremely potent.
Andy Street: Our West Midlands recovery plan – and why no one-size-fits-all Whitehall scheme would work
Here, the recovery of our automotive and construction sectors is crucial – firms in the region directly employ around 46,500 people.
If you really want to see how we’re pulling together, the best example is taking shape now at the NEC, outside Birmingham – the new NHS Nightingale Hospital.
In contrast to 2008’s financial crisis, the Coronavirus is expected to be short-lived. In the meantime, the Government must be quick to protect livelihoods.
For the Conservatives to fulfil their promise of “levelling up” the UK, they must create ample employment opportunities.
Bury, the West Midlands, Dudley and perhaps the Durham PCC polls are well worth keeping an eye on.
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.
Good quality office space is far cheaper in Birmingham than London, and the quality of life is higher. The West Midlands is full of battleground parliamentary seats.
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.
Reviewing the details of the results in this region gives a sense of how volatile the electorate has become.
By working closely with Government to target investment, we have rekindled that creative spark that is one again catching the eye of the world.
Alan Mak: Conservatism 4.0 – We must ensure that no-one is left behind by the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The second article in a three-part series explaining why adapting to a society and economy shaped by technology is key.