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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The region’s film-makers have been challenged to make an Oscar or Bafta-winning film or TV series within the next five years by the current mayor. And Andy Street has said the region’s part in the industrial revolution is an obvious choice for a West Midlands story he would like to see on film. His manifesto for re-election – launched today (April 6) – pledges to "open the new Mercian Studios and the Creative Content Hub in Digbeth ". He also says he wants to “work with the BBC to help their relocation to the West Midlands create as many new jobs for local people as possible”. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now At the same time, he sets out a challenge to creatives to win an Oscar or Bafta for a piece filmed in the West Midlands – following the success of shows such as Peaky Blinders. When asked what West Midlands story he would like to see made into a film, he said: “I think the obvious story would be about the whole story of the start of the industrial revolution.” He mentioned the work of historical figures including Abraham Darby and Matthew Boulton at a time when the “world’s future changed”. Get email updates with the latest Politics news The Politics newsletter goes out twice a week and has a selection of our most popular articles, reporting on the latest headlines from the council, parliament ,the latest building developments, transport plans and more. We have you covered. It is delivered free of charge direct to your email inbox twice a week, giving you all the news you need from across the region at your fingertips. How do I sign up? First just click on this link to our newsletter sign-up centre. Once you're there, put your email address where it says at the top, then tick the Weekly Politics Email updates box. There are other newsletters available if you want them as well. When you've made your choice, hit Save Changes button at the bottom. The challenge is contained in a 168-page document setting out his plans for a second term after being elected as the first West Midlands mayor in 2017. Speaking to the Local Democracy Reporting Service after the event, Mr Street said: “The best thing about being mayor is that anyone will take your telephone call – and you have lots of powers beyond your formal powers. “The most important thing is the power to influence. The best example was the HS2 campaign. I knew we had to win that investment. “Also the story of Coventry City Football Club and the return to the Ricoh.
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. I just thought it needs doing. “The worst aspect is that people think you are responsible for everything and of course you are not. “It’s a sort of disappointment to me to say ‘no, I just can’t do that – it’s not my responsibility’. You can’t over-promise."
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Speaking on why he wants to run for a second term, he said: “We have started to achieve but really the whole thing is only really started. I have this sense of unfinished business.” Material from Mr Street’s office states ‘let’s get the region back on track’ but he is quick to point out this refers to the damage done by the Covid-19 pandemic and not an indication things were ‘off’ during his previous term. He said: “What it means is we were on track after three years. We were doing really well.”
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He denied a report he had been lined up for the £200,000 role of HS2 chairman if his re-election campaign is unsuccessful. He stated “there is no plan B” and said: “It’s not true. I only want one job.” The West Midlands metro mayor election is currently set to take place on May 6 - having been postponed in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Also running will be Liam Byrne MP (Lab) Jenny Wilkinson (Lib Dem), Cllr Steve Caudwell (Green) and Tim Weller (independent). Independent candidate Ashvir Sangha has announced he has pulled out of the race.
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