Labour have unveiled an economic recovery plan for the City Region which aims to build back better after Covid, addressing systemic inequalities and giving our region the investment and boost it needs.
Council Leader David Baines says: “With our partners from across the region, St Helens has a plan to #BuildBackBetter.
My colleagues and I, including our Labour Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram, are standing up for our communities. Labour is the only party that has a deliverable plan for our borough and our region, and I look forward to saying more about this plan at next week’s meeting of the Combined Authority and explaining what it means for our borough and our region.”
With government support this is what we can achieve together:
Early on in the crisis I said that there should be no return to business as usual, that we had an opportunity to Build Back Better – to build a region that is fairer, greener and more modern than what went before. And that’s exactly what we intend to do – but we need Government support to help us deliver our vision.Today we are asking them to invest £1.4bn in our region, which will allow us to:👉 Unlock nearly £9bn of investment in every part of our area👉 Help us build thousands of affordable homes👉 Create over 120,000 jobs in trailblazing projects like Glass Futures in St Helens, and our Hydrogen Economy Programme in Halton – which alongside our plans for Mersey Tidal Power, will help make us a global leader in renewable energyThere will still be difficult times ahead, but we are a region of fighters and I know that we will not be beaten by this virus.
Posted by Steve Rotheram on Friday, July 24, 2020