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Jenrick appointed new Midlands champion

By Pete Madeley | Wolverhampton | Politics | Published:

Boris Johnson has appointed a Wolverhampton-born minister as the official "champion" of the Midlands.

Mr Jenrick

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick will lead Government plans to level up prosperity across the region as part of a revamped Midlands Engine strategy.

Mr Jenrick MP, who went to Wolverhampton Grammar School, said: “From growing up in Wolverhampton and Shropshire to proudly representing the people of Newark in Nottingham, the Midlands has made me who I am today so it’s a huge honour to now champion this incredible region in Cabinet and across government.

“The continued success of the Midlands is not just personal to me, it is absolutely vital to our mission to level up our regions, boost economic growth and ensure every city and town can benefit from the opportunities Brexit brings.

“One of my first visits as Secretary of State was to Wolverhampton and I now look forward to working with Sir John Peace, as chair of the Midlands Engine Partnership, and everyone who shares my passion for the region and vision for a prosperous future for the whole Midlands at the heart of a thriving United Kingdom.”

Pete Madeley

By Pete Madeley
@P_Madeley_Star

Political Editor for the Express & Star. Responsible for local and national political stories, opinion, comment and analysis.

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