Levelling Up Fund: Tipton and Wednesbury

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:00 pm on 15th March 2023.

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Photo of Wendy Morton Wendy Morton Conservative, Aldridge-Brownhills 4:00 pm, 15th March 2023

My hon. Friend is a true champion for his constituency. I find it rather sad that the Opposition Benches are absolutely empty today, even though we have MPs in this place from both major parties representing the west midlands. I rose to support my hon. Friend and to ask this: does he agree that the levelling up of opportunity is about not just his constituency, but all constituencies across the west midlands? We have strong local councillors in Walsall under the leadership of Mike Bird. They work with local MPs and our West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, who is doing a fantastic job and has secured the devolution deal that he just heard about in the Budget. That is how we make the huge strides that my hon. Friend has been seeking to secure in levelling up the west midlands, but the work continues.