Paulette Hamilton MP Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Erdington
The Government has rejected a bid by local groups that would have transformed Erdington High Street and made it a destination again. The Levelling-up fund was designed to help communities like ours, but the Tory Government has overlooked our community for the second time.
Commenting on the news, Paulette Hamilton said, ” I’m incredibly disappointed that, yet again, the Conservative Government have let Erdington down.
“Our funding bid would have brought investment into our community by creating jobs, skills, and infrastructure. The investment would have transformed Erdington High Street to make it a destination again.
“Sadly, Erdington did not receive a single penny from the Tory Government’s 2.1bn fund, despite ranking amongst the top 10% most deprived areas in the country. The Prime Minister’s own constituency – one of the most affluent – has received £19m.
“Tory failure and favouritism have been laid bare by this announcement. It’s just another kick in the teeth for our community in Erdington from this out of touch Government.”
Birmingham live report: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/anger-erdington-misses-out-10-26024319