Our pledge has been to look first to these former industrial sites, to reclaim them and clean them up, when developers come knocking on the door.
The region is still strong Labour territory. We must ensure that Andy Street is at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022.
We can avoid the mistakes of the past by locating a new factory for electric car batteries in the regional home of vehicle manufacturing.
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.
This hugely important industry is undergoing rapid change. For the region that created the golden age of motoring, that’s an opportunity.
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.
Conservatives are offering a positive alternative. We can be a strong and effective voice for every Wulfrunian.
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.
“We want to kick-starting a transport revolution that steers our population towards healthier ways of getting from A to B.”
Our new fortnightly columnist on a renaissance which “through teamwork and shared vision, is producing real results”.
Across this half-century, from Scarman after Brixton to MacPherson after Stephen Lawrence, governments have engaged only sporadically engaged with race.
It’s about leadership; it’s about making a success of Brexit, and it’s about ending that litany of Labour failure.
We need sectoral centres of excellence that strengthen our economy, create higher wage jobs and help us trade across the globe.