‘Team Birmingham’ to tell PM of City’s positive plans

By on 03/09/2012 in Leader, News, Video News

Cllr Sir Albert Bore

Cllr Sir Albert Bore

Birmingham City Council Leader Sir Albert Bore will lead a delegation of political leaders and representatives of the business community to meet Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday (5 September).

'Team Birmingham' will be seeking government support for the positive plans the City has for future economic development. They will be asking for a fair deal for Birmingham as the City Council will lose a projected £400m in government grants by 2014.

Sir Albert Bore will be joined by:

  • Andy Street, Chair of the Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Jerry Blackett Chief Executive of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, Councillor Randal Brew, Conservative finance spokesman
  • Councillor Paul Tilsley, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group,
  • Councillor Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of the City Council
  • together with the City's MPs who will be led by Jack Dromey who initially requested the meeting through a Question in the House of Commons to the Prime Minister.

Sir Albert said: “Birmingham is at the heart of the country's future economic recovery. To do this we need more investment in our transport infrastructure, the development of a business investment fund, and assistance to raise skill levels in every sector.

“We need to develop partnerships and see the government as a key player. We will be making positive suggestions that would benefit the country as a whole not just Birmingham.

“I am delighted that we will be joined by representatives of business community and the Conservative and Liberal Democrat groups. This is 'Team Birmingham' batting for the city and showing that Birmingham is united in our determination to bring prosperity for all those who live here.”

ENDS

For further information contact Janet Priestley 0121 303 3531.

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