Completing the regeneration of Longbridge would be a powerful example of Conservative policy actively “levelling up” the economy.
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Andy Street: We must do more to save struggling town centres. Tackling business rates is a good place to start.
They are simply outdated and, given the financial challenge we now face, the often-suggested online sales tax looks even more attractive.
Whitehall must understand that if an algorithm offers up cherished green spaces to hungry developers, there will be a local backlash.
Peter Oborne & Jan-Peter Westad: Conservative MPs with Muslim constituents are starting to speak up about Kashmir
This week marks a bleak anniversary for those from the former princely state. But there’s a new corrective to the Tory pro-India tilt.
Andy Street: It’s time to accept that HS2 is a done deal – part of caring for livelihoods as well as lives in our region
As the short-term economy comes under immense strain, we should support the UK’s biggest single long-term investment.
James Frayne: Coastal towns – next for the Conservatives after the Red Wall seats. And essential for a shore-to-shore majority.
I will be returning regularly to this theme: the need to create a mainstream English and Welsh majority from shore to shore.
Johnson is being squeezed between dissenting local authorities, an increasingly divided Cabinet – and fundamental problems with test and trace.
The devolved Adult Education Budget ensures that every pound delivers more qualifications that employers actually want.
Brooks Newmark: How to eradicate the blight of rough sleeping once and for all by the end of this Parliament
It needs a clear prevention strategy in place by year-end, to provide a clear framework for local councils, and to roll out the Housing First Programme.
A proposed transformation would move away from the reliance on big anchor stores and create 1,300 new homes – all on reclaimed brownfield sites.
My Labour opponent joined a Black Lives Matter rally in Birmingham during lockdown, to bend the knee alongside those who seek to defund the police.
Neil O’Brien: The next algorithm disaster – coming to a Conservative constituency near you. This time, it’s housing growth.
Most Tory MPs will be seeing large increases in the housing targets for their seats, while many Labour MPs see their local targets reduced.
With the help of government funding, the region is pioneering new technologies to create vital jobs and build more homes.
On this day each year, we celebrate the first steam engine hissing into operation. And retain the decisive vision that powers progress.
This ambitious business case is based on our experiences not only of recovering from the last downturn, but on the successes of the last three years.