John Stevenson MP Backs Ambitious Goals to Level Up Carlisle


John Stevenson, the MP for Carlisle is supporting a new set of ambitious goals aimed at improving people’s life chances and their access to careers in Carlisle. The Levelling Up Goals are the practical response to the agenda to level-up Britain in the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

These goals have been designed by the former Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Justine Greening, alongside Britain’s leading businesses and universities to pinpoint key challenges that, if resolved, would create a level playing field on life and job opportunities. Levelling Up Goals are chaired in Parliament by Robbie Moore MP, with a number of other MPs having already signed up to support the goals too.

The Levelling Up Goals include closing the gaps in literacy that emerge in early school years, as well as tackling the digital divide and building up personal financial security. Each of the 14 goals are intended to set out how the ambition to level up Britain can be achieved. Targets and measurements related to the goals are being developed by the Social Mobility Pledge, in coordination with the University of York.

John Stevenson MP said: “Levelling up is about change on the ground in communities across the country, from both mental health and physical health to supporting our young people to get their schooling back on track. These Levelling Up Goals are a fantastic opportunity to work together to make real progress in the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.”

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