In response to John McDonnell's speech at Labour Party conference - in which he called for places across the country to “take back control” from Westminster, and also outlined plans for new...
In response to John McDonnell’s speech at Labour Party conference – in which he called for places across the country to “take back control” from Westminster, and also outlined plans for new regional banks – Alexandra Jones, Chief Executive of the Centre for Cities, said:
“John McDonnell is right to call for places across the country to be given more powers and control to grow their economies and attract investment. However, the best way Labour can support that is by giving its full backing to the new metro mayors due to be introduced in England’s biggest city-regions next year. Rather than creating multiple new institutions to support devolution in those city regions, Labour should argue for the new mayors to be given the full range of powers and funding they need to address the issues that matter most to jobs and economic growth.”
For more information, or to arrange an interview with Alexandra Jones, please contact please contact Brian Semple, Press Manager for the Centre for Cities, on 0207 803 4316 / 07595 439 638 or email@example.com