Conservative Party Conference 2016: Theresa May offers ringing support for Greater Birmingham businesses
Prime Minister Theresa May has given a ringing endorsement to Greater Birmingham and its business community after gatecrashing a party conference fringe event.
Business leaders gathered for the ‘Greater Birmingham for a Greater Britain’ event at Birmingham Rep and were surprised when the Prime Minister herself appeared to cheer on the region.
Her enthusiastic backing is a sign the days when senior ministers were focussed purely on the Northern Powerhouse cities are over.
This was backed by confirmation of a £12 million government funding package to the Midlands Connect organisation which is... read more
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