Andy Street- West Midlands Combined Authority

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On Star Wars day, May 4th, residents across the West Midlands will vote for the first ever for a directly elected West Midlands Combined Authority Mayor. This position will have substantial powers over transport, economic development, direction, investment, planning and infrastructure.

I’m not just saying this because I am a Conservative, but I genuinely believe hand on heart, that Andy is absolutely the right person to take my city forward with vigour, passion and proven ability.

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Brownfield Sites First: Infrastructure for Residents First.

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It is with great disappointment that the reasonable and considered arguments of my fellow councillors, Cllr’s Barrie and Wood, and myself, were not listened today in the Council Chamber of Birmingham City Council. As acknowledged by all those present, and the Lord Mayor himself, my speech- representing the views, interests and a 10,000 strong petition- was met with heckles and fell on deaf ears.

We entered the chamber with a cross-party set of proposals- build on some of the 28,000 identified brownfield sites first, get the infrastructure in first so that residents are spared the misery of inadequate local services.

projectfields3I left disappointed and crushed with how party politics had won the day.
http://www.suttoncoldfieldobserver.co.uk/plan-for-6-000-homes-on-greenbelt-approved/story-30053821-detail/story.html

https://birmingham.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/262065

10: Birmingham development Plan adoption.

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