After a statement by the Government on the City Deals plan, Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, is reaffirming his support for the next stage of process, which may pave the way for a huge boost in investment to the Brighton & Hove area.
Mike joined with politicians from across the region to back a City Deal for ‘Greater Brighton’ and contacted his Ministerial colleagues to promote Brighton & Hove’s bid. City Deals incorporate special measures which give an area radical new powers in order to boost local economies. The deals are a key part of the Government’s objectives of rebalancing the economy and boosting private sector growth. For more information on City Deals, click here.
Commenting, Mike said: “This announcement is excellent news. I am really pleased that Ministers have recognised the strength of the Brighton & Hove area bid, and that we are through to the next stage. Despite the tough competition, I am confident that the unique characteristics of our area will shine through in the end.”