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.
Measuring people’s incomes needs to be part of measuring progress – but we need to be careful, because different measures give different results.
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.
These West Midlands voters in Tom Watson’s seat care deeply about Brexit and see the Prime Minister as their champion.
Unity of purpose requires debate, compromise and ultimately putting collective interest above self- interest.
By working closely with Government to target investment, we have rekindled that creative spark that is one again catching the eye of the world.
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.
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.
“We want to kick-starting a transport revolution that steers our population towards healthier ways of getting from A to B.”
Ultimately, we are working to ‘design out’ homelessness entirely, by helping at-risk people before they get to a crisis point.
Our new fortnightly columnist on a renaissance which “through teamwork and shared vision, is producing real results”.
The second part of our series this week on May’s elections, moving on to the metropolitan areas that are electing in thirds.
It’s about leadership; it’s about making a success of Brexit, and it’s about ending that litany of Labour failure.
The Shadow Cabinet remains silent on this inconvenient truth.