The Labour candidate for MP in Erewash has called for a fair share of Government investment in economic development for the area.
See photo attached from BBC coverage of the discussion (Catherine Atkinson (right), Pauline Latham MP (left).
Speaking on the Sunday Politics programme
Catherine Atkinson said: “I made the point that the Tory Government has betrayed us, with people in our area getting the lowest government spending on economic development and transport in the country.
“With a fair share of investment in Erewash we could see projects like the regeneration of the Stanton site get off the ground. By supporting our tech businesses and attracting new ones, the Erewash Valley could even become the new Silicon Valley of the East Midlands.
“It’s all about giving local people the opportunity of high paid jobs for the future. But without a change of Government we won’t get the fair share of investment that’s needed.”