Liam Byrne MP, Labour’s shadow Mayor of the West Midlands, today warned that Government dither in investing in a new car-battery making Gigafactory for the region is putting at risk over 100,000 jobs. 

The warning comes in a new report published by Labour’s Shadow Mayor for the West Midlands, drawing on extensive analysis by Unite the Union, Coventry and Warwickshire Local Economic Partnership and Coventry City Council. 

My new commission will “make West Midlands a global capital of green manufacturing” - Liam Byrne

Shadow Mayor of the West Midlands, Liam Byrne, has today (Monday, November 23th) launched a new Commission to help make the West Midlands a global capital of green manufacturing.

The Shadow Mayor will be advised by a nine strong Commission of experts drawn from across sectors, with unparalleled national and cross-regional expertise.

Liam Byrne, Labour’s Shadow Mayor for the West Midlands, has called on Ministers to make the West Midlands the home for a new car-battery making Gigafactory as part of the region’s economic recovery. Byrne’s call comes as the Labour Party challenges the government to ‘Build it in Britain’ and support the creation of 400,000 jobs - including in the crucial manufacturing sector - through a green recovery from the Covid crisis.

Our Future in Our HandsSpeech to Coop Party Conference, Sunday 11 October 2020 Thank you so much for inviting me to the Co-op Conference, which in the times we are now in is online so I can’t see you all in person. And let me put on record my profound thanks to you too for helping make this West Midlands Co-op Taskforce report happen. Let me start by saying a huge thanks you to my fellow co-chairs and members of the taskforce, who brought wide experience, knowledge and insights.

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