Only last week, the current PCC announced the closure of ‘at least’ 30 police stations, further exacerbating citizen’s safety concerns. I cannot sit on my hands and watch this happen.
The Prime Minister’s proposals for Euston provide the key: a new partnership with business to draw up a new, viable plan for a 21st-century railway between Birmingham and Manchester.
It represents just a tenth of that price tag of Crossrail, yet will improve the economic prospects of huge swathes of the UK.
We already have a track record of getting real results – imagine what we could do if the shackles were off.
I was able to welcome Truss to the Commonwealth Games . What better place to see her commitment to the regions, as it was her who signed the letter confirming Government funding for Birmingham to host.
They are at the heart of my plan to create skills, and opportunities across the region, as well as 35,000 jobs.
Across the West Midlands, voluntary groups are also leading the way to put new life into stations, cinemas, town halls, and other landmarks.
He’s proof that your boat can be swept along by the same tide as others, but how you steer it is a matter of individual style.
He won narrowly in 2017 in a shock result. Another victory would signify more fundamental political change.
From the start, I have made it very clear that I am a Mayor for the whole region, not just ‘Greater Birmingham’.
From reversing the Beeching cuts to pioneering ‘Very Light Rail’, it shows what a Conservative mayor, working with Government, can do.
For too long, the workhorse of public transport has been a poor relation compared to trams and rail.
The devolved Adult Education Budget ensures that every pound delivers more qualifications that employers actually want.
If you really want to see how we’re pulling together, the best example is taking shape now at the NEC, outside Birmingham – the new NHS Nightingale Hospital.
We have already cut our carbon emissions by nearly half in ten years, combined with sustainable and inclusive economic growth.