Government has held the West Midlands back and owes us says Lib Dem mayoral candidate

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Eradicating Youth Unemployment: Can the Government up its game?

Responding to Andy Street’s statement about youth unemployment made earlier this week, Beverley Nielsen, Lib Dem Mayoral Candidate for the West Midlands, said:

“Eradicating youth unemployment will be on everyone’s to-do list."

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Business leader argues for the Need for an Industrial Great Britain

Responding to the publication of ‘Jobs, Welfare and Austerity: How the destruction of industrial Britain casts a shadow over present day public finances by Christina Beatty and Steve Fothergill (Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University), Simon Topman, CEO of ACME Whistles, Birmingham, said:

“This report describes how UK manufacturing employment has fallen from 8.9 million to just 2.9 million over the last fifty years and the consequent destruction of the economic base of many communities.

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M6 Toll: the cost of rhetoric too high says top businessman

Responding to the announcement by the Labour West Midlands Mayoral candidate that the M6 Toll should be free for all to use, Paul Cadman, one of Manufacturing Magazine's Top 100 most inspiring and influential individuals in Manufacturing; finalist in EY's Entrepreneur of the Year, 2016; West Midlands Business Masters Manufacturer of the Year, 2016; and Acquisition International's Most Innovative UK Leader for 2016 said “This was something the Black Country Chamber of Commerce were pushing for as far back as 2014.

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Planning for Birmingham - HS2 Airport – Opening up jobs, opportunity and closing down noise pollution for residents

Following the government’s announcement giving Heathrow R3 the go ahead, Sir Howard Davies, Chair of the Airports Commission, noted in the Telegraph, 23rd October, that Birmingham could be a better decision for a second round of airport expansion expected in the coming years, ahead of both Gatwick and Stansted – a significant statement for the region.

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#HomeMadeSuccess - Pashley Cycles, Stratford-upon-Avon

Founded in 1926, Pashley Cycles is Britain’s longest established cycle manufacturer, designing and hand-producing bespoke, traditional bicycles and tricycles.

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R3 Heathrow - Tories back ‘more of the same’ …. with plan failing to address urgent need to rebalance UK economy

Regarding today’s decision favouring R3 Heathrow, Beverley Nielsen, Lib Dem Mayoral Candidate for the West Midlands, said:

“How history repeats itself whenever there is a major infrastructure decision to be made. The Tories continue to talk the talk about rebalancing the economy whilst focussing spend on their own SE homelands. 

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Beverley Backs Second Runway at Birmingham Airport


Let's crowdfund Commonwealth bid

Liberal Democrats are calling for Birmingham’s bid to host the Commonwealth Games to be ‘imaginatively” crowd-funded to help shrug off the legacy of previous failed bids.

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Liberal Democrat Mayor Supporter says Challenge Accepted

Responding to the recent challenge laid down by Andy Street, Conservative candidate for the Mayor of the West Midlands, to debate issues such as transport, housing, skills and jobs, Paul Cadman, former MD of the Futura Group, Black Country Chamber of Commerce Manufacturer of the Year, 2015, said "challenge Accepted."

More at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/liberal-democrat-mayor-supporter-says-challenge-accepted-paul-cadman