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East Midlands Chamber News

Chamber urges greater infrastructure investment for region under prospective new Government

Responding to the recent political campaigning centred on infrastructure investment, Scott Knowles, Chief Executive of East Midlands Chamber*, said:

“It is encouraging to see infrastructure – including potential plans to modernise Midland Mainline – being part of the pre-election conversation, as all political parties outline their visions for a future under their respective leaderships.

“However, amid all the noise, claims and counter claims it is fundamentally actions, not words, that will make a difference to businesses and the communities they serve.

“To this end, we expect any new Government – irrespective of political colour - to acknowledge the investment disparity between the East Midlands and many other regions; something the Chamber has campaigned long and hard for on behalf of its members.

Investing in, and improving, our region’s infrastructure – which is so critical to businesses both here and across the UK – will go some way to readdressing this imbalance and the long-called-for electrification of Midland Mainline should, along with fulfilling HS2, be right at the very top of the priority list.”