The Chancellor’s announcement about investment zones shows that, far from being dead, levelling up is alive and kicking in those places with the ambition to deliver.
Greater clarity in the tendering process has allowed us to achieve value for money and to back local businesses.
De-industrialisation has led to a high number of empty properties. But we now have more housing completions than the average London borough.
We will extend our popular £1 homes initiative, which saw 33 terraced properties emptied by the Labour Pathfinder scheme brought back to life.
Targeting, local candidates and campaigning with the Parliamentary candidates produced gains.