Uk News Andy Street pledges 100,000 more jobs as he launches prospectus for West Midlands election United Kingdom news

PremierLeague-News.Com - The Tory mayor says he could be 'a touch behind' in his battle with Labour for a second term

Uk News Andy Street pledges 100,000 more jobs as he launches prospectus for West Midlands election United Kingdom news

PremierLeague-News.Com - The Tory mayor says he could be 'a touch behind' in his battle with Labour for a second term

Uk News  Andy Street pledges 100,000 more jobs as he launches prospectus for West Midlands election United Kingdom news
06 April 2021 - 19:15

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The Conservatives’ most senior regional politician promised to create 100,000 jobs and to double transport spending as he admitted he could be behind Labour in a crucial “Red Wall” election battleground. Andy Street, who narrowly won the first contest for the Mayor of the West Midlands in 2017, also insisted the region would “bounce back and more” after being the harder hit by the pandemic than other part of the UKThe Tories gained five seats in the region, which was a former Labour stronghold, at the general election, but he faces a strong challenge from the former minister, Liam Byrne, in the election on 6 May. The i politics newsletter cut through the noiseEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.Mr Street told i: “The contest is finely balanced, it is very close. We do not know whether we are a touch ahead or a touch behind.” He said the West Midlands had been particularly badly affected by Covid-19 because of its large manufacturing base, as well as its dependence on staging business conferences and live events.

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.” He released plans to create 100,000 jobs and training opportunities, including at a new giant electric battery factory in Coventry. Mr Street, the former managing director of John Lewis, pledged to double transport spending in the region by “bringing in more investment from Government” and to build thousands of homes for social rent overwhelmingly on brownfield sites. He said the confidence of region’s manufacturers, who rely heavily on exports, had been “sapped” by Brexit – although the short-term impact of leaving the European Union was overshadowed by the Covid crisis. He added: “The manufacturing sector across the West Midlands on the whole says we can live with the deal that’s been delivered.”

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