Stuart Anderson welcomes up to £25 million funding boost for Wolverhampton

Boris Johnson and the Conservatives have announced 100 towns across England that will receive extra funding to level up opportunities across the country and ensure each town looks towards the future with renewed optimism.

The Prime Minister and the Communities Secretary have invited Wolverhampton to develop ambitious and innovative plans to boost our local economy.

The plans will receive up to £25 million of the Prime Minister's £3.6 billion Stronger Towns Fund, which will ensure that towns are getting the improved transport and broadband connectivity that they need to create more jobs.

Commenting, Stuart said:

"I am delighted that Wolverhampton will receive a share in the £3.6 billion Stronger Towns fund, and that local business and community leaders can develop proposals that will genuinely regenerate the community here. I am a strong supporter of the High Street and this will be a great help for Wolverhampton.

"Boris Johnson and the Conservatives will level up opportunity across the country by renewing towns like ours".

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said:

"Ensuring that prosperity and opportunities are available to everyone in this country, not just those in London or our biggest cities, is at the heart of the mission of this government.

"We want to level-up our great towns, raising living standards and ensuring they can thrive with transformative investment in transport, technology, skills and culture.

"I will now work with local people from the 100 communities announced today to agree proposals to invest up to £25 million in each place. I hope these deals will provide the investment and the impetus for long-term renewal ensuring each town can look to the future with a new optimism".