Rachel Reeves

Member of Parliament for Leeds West

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Rachel, Ed Miliband and Lord Adonis launch Labour Regional Growth Review in Leeds

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Last week Rachel joined Ed Miliband and Lord Adonis in Leeds to launch Labour's plans to devolve £30 billion funding to boost economic growth outside London and create strong cities and regions.

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Air conditioning manufacturer Airedale International were chosen to host the event where Ed Miliband and Lord Andrew Adonis, Shadow Infrastructure Minister launched the Labour Regional Growth Review- ‘Mending the Fractured Economy- Smarter states, better jobs’.  

In his speech Ed Miliband announced One Nation Labour’s plan to help and support business in every part of Britain and discussed how Labour will give power back to great towns and cities to tackle chronic regional imbalance.

Rachel said

'Job creation has been too concentrated in London and this plan can really boost local businesses like Airedale to become more successful and create more opportunities for young people. I was lucky enough to go to University and the government carried on investing in me, but not in many of my contemporaries who could not go to University. That’s why it is very important for young people under 21 to get skill based training and for businesses like Airedale that are already providing apprenticeships to young people can continue boosting the regional economy'

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