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Campaigning has been suspended today because of the tragic events in Manchester.  We are all thinking about the victims and their families and friends at this very difficult time.

Campaigning has been suspended today

Campaigning has been suspended today because of the tragic events in Manchester.  We are all thinking about the victims and their families and friends at this very difficult time.

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Launching my plan for Birmingham at South and City College with Councillor John Clancy, Leader of Birmingham City Council

  • Use spending on new infrastructure to create 8,000 new apprenticeships for our young people;
  • Cap bus and tram fares at £4.40 a day, double the tram network, new stations for Moseley, Kings Heath and East Birmingham - and boost Birmingham Airport to create 167,000 new jobs;
  • Create a £1million taskforce to divert young people from crime and drugs;
  • Double new affordable housing - and end the Tory scandal of homelessness;
  • A Living Wage Mayor championing a fair day’s pay of £8.45 an hour.

“We moved to the West Midlands when I was six. I grew up here. This is the place I call home. When I speak to people across the region, they want to know that when they vote for a West Midlands Mayor, they’re voting for someone from here. My life is here.

I’m fortunate to have had a rich and diverse career, working as a sole-trader in the private sector; as a Birmingham Member of Parliament and a government minister; and as a national newspaper columnist.

I know how the corridors of power in London work - and what is needed to get a better deal for the West Midlands so we can run our own place.”

 

Thank you.  Siôn.  Labour’s candidate for West Midlands Mayor.

‘LET’S BUILD OUR FUTURE WITH THE PRIDE OF OUR PAST.’ – Siôn Simon

Launching my plan for Birmingham at South and City College with Councillor John Clancy, Leader of Birmingham City Council Use spending on new infrastructure to create 8,000 new apprenticeships for...

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