Joint MPs letter to Lord O’Neill on West Midlands devolution deal

by Liam Byrne | 29.10.15 | in: Communities, Constituency news, Economics, HS2, Labour market, Local campaigns, Local Issues, Local News, National news, Uncategorized, Universities, Science & Skills, Westminster

Dear friends,

Yesterday I sent a letter signed by 19 West Midlands MPs from across the political spectrum to Lord O’Neill, the Commerical Secretary to the Treasury, outlining the strong cross-party support for the negotiation of a significant devolution deal for the West Midlands.

You can read a copy of the letter by clicking on the image below:

 

 

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