Black Country Chamber of Commerce comments on General Election 2019 results

13 Dec 2019

Published in: Black Country Chamber of Commerce News

***BREAKING NEWS: Chamber Comments on General Election Result

***BREAKING NEWS***

As the country wakes to a Conservative majority Government and businesses across the UK take a sharp intake of breath and await future decisions to be made, the political landscape of the region has shifted.  Over the course of last night and the early hours of this morning we did a Black Country Chamber first - carrying out live coverage across social media and welcoming our newly elected regional representatives.  We will be writing to all of those returned to Westminster to outline the priorities of our business community and invite them to engage with us on behalf of our members.

Trade, people, infrastructure, business investment, costs and of course Brexit lie heavy in the minds of business leaders up and down the country and none more so than in the heart of the Black Country where manufacturing, aerospace and the automotive sector is so vital to the local economy.

As the leading business support organisation in the region, representing hundreds of businesses, Black Country Chamber of Commerce has spent many months helping businesses as they prepare for whatever Brexit may bring and will continue to do so as we exit the EU.

Black Country Chamber of Commerce's chief executive, Corin Crane said,

"Our message for the Government is simple: businesses need confidence in the political system to unlock capital investment and to drive growth. The last two-and-a-half years have seen businesses holding back, concerned about cash flow and often unable to plan ahead. These results, delivering a Parliament with a clear majority should act as stimulus for economic clarity, allowing businesses to prepare for a post-Brexit future. The Black Country remains primed and ready as the engine for economic growth across the West Midlands and the UK, and the Chamber is at very heart of the business community here."


New and Returning MP's

Wolverhampton

- South East – Pat McFadden (Labour)

- North East – Jane Stevenson (Conservative)

- South West – Stuart Anderson (Conservative)


Walsall

- Aldridge & Brownhills – Wendy Norton (Conservative)

- Walsall North – Eddie Hughes (Conservative)

- Walsall South – Valerie Vaz (Labour)


Dudley

- Dudley North – Marco Longhi (Conservative)

- Dudley South – Mike Wood (Conservative)

- Stourbridge – Suzanne Webb (Conservative)


Sandwell

- West Bromwich East – Nicola Richards (Conservative)

- West Bromwich West – Shaun Bailey (Conservative)

- Warley – John Spellar (Labour)

- Halesowen & Rowley Regis – James Morris (Conservative)


Black Country Chamber of Commerce Policy Support

Matt Lowe -  Policy and Lobbying Manager at Black Country Chamber of Commerce

E-mail: policy@blackcountrychamber.co.uk

Tel: 01902 912 334/ 0330 024 0820


Tools & Resources

Brexit Hub: blackcountrychamber.co.uk/brexit


Research & Intelligence

Regional Economic Survey Results here


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