Unemployment in the West Midlands has soared during the Covid-19 pandemic. Against this backdrop, Tory Mayor Andy Street has failed to secure a staggering 95% of the money needed from central Government to help keep the region working.
Liam Byrne MP, Shadow West Midlands Mayor, revealed the staggering shortfall in the House of Commons today.
Former Lib Dem mayoral candidate, Beverley Nielsen, has been appointed by Shadow Mayor of the West Midlands, Liam Byrne, to advise him on making the West Midlands the home of Green Manufacturing. Beverly will also Chair a newly convened Council of Specialists who will be challenged to start planning the transition of the West Midlands into the UK centre of Green Manufacturing. Beverly Nielsen said: “I am delighted to be working with Liam Byrne on his exciting and ambitious plans for the Wes
Liam Byrne, Labour’s Shadow Mayor for the West Midlands, is leading calls in Parliament for the West Midlands to be home a new car-battery making Gigafactory as part of the region’s economic recovery.
In a joint statement, Labour’s Shadow Mayor of the West Midlands, Liam Byrne MP along with Solihull Labour Councillors Flo Nash, David Cole and Marcus Brain, have welcomed the initiative by David Jamieson.
Liam Byrne, Labour’s Shadow Mayor for the West Midlands, has expressed his “profound disappointment” in the Government’s allocation to the West Midlands from its ‘Getting Building Fund’ which is worth just £21 per person in the region.