Promoting regional collaboration at the Labour Party Conference

Date posted: October 20, 2022

In September, the Midlands Engine team were pleased to attend the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool, championing our wonderful region and our work in partnership.

Shadow Secretary of State for Housing, Levelling Up and Communities, Lisa Nandy MP

Discussions ranged from regional growth with Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Lisa Nandy MP, and plans for a Midlands rail hub with Shadow Transport Secretary, Louise Haigh MP, to the exceptional opportunities set out in the Midlands Investment Portfolio with Shadow International Trade Secretary, Nick Thomas-Symonds MP.

Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Louise Haigh MP

Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, Nick Thomas-Symonds MP

We were also delighted to welcome to our partnership stand Shadow Secretary for International Development, Preet Kaur Gill MP, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, Taiwo Owatemi MP, Shadow Levelling Up Minister, Alex Norris MP, Opposition Deputy Chief Whip, Lillian Greenwood MP – and Chair of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Darren Jones MP

Shadow Minister for Levelling Up, Alex Norris MP

The conference also marked an opportunity to catch up with regional partners and parliamentarians, including Midlands Engine APPG members Lord Coaker and Steve McCabe MP, and recently elected member for Birmingham Erdington, Paulette Hamilton MP.

Paulette Hamilton, MP for Birmingham Erdington


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