John Stevenson, MP for Carlisle has joined with other Northern Conservative MPs to demand the Government delivers for the North.
Following the PM’s announcement that restrictions will lift as of 19th July, John Stevenson MP and the Northern Research Group, a group of over 50 Northern Conservative Members of Parliament, has demanded that the Government show the North the love this summer.
The group has put forward proposals for a 10 – point action plan that focuses on levelling up the North in real terms and centres on a transport revolution, lower taxes and initiatives to attract businesses to the North. In the plan the Northern Research Group have called on the Government to build on the long history of science and engineering in the North. The NRG believe a ‘Science and Engineering Corridor’ would ensure there are higher-paying jobs across the ‘Red Wall’.
John Stevenson said, “This is an opportunity for the Government to reaffirm its commitment to the North, on which the Prime Minster now relies for his majority in Parliament, by encouraging investment and getting jobs and industry back in the heart of the North.
“People in my constituency tell me they want their children to be able to get a good education and skills training in order for them to be able to grasp the opportunities for good, well-paid jobs and careers locally rather than them being forced to relocate south.
Since December 2019 we have heard a lot about plans to level up the North, now is the time to show how we can deliver. Our 10-point plan cuts through the red tape that Whitehall departments try to tie this whole agenda down with.
The people of Carlisle do not care about the internal goings on at Westminster. They want real jobs, real change, and real opportunities. It’s time to start delivering an ambitious programme at pace if we are going to see real progress this summer.”