Today, during the statement to the House on the Levelling Up Fund, I raised the importance of the fund for North Wales, where the Welsh Government have continually neglected communities leaving many feeling left behind.
You can read the question and answer below:
Sarah Atherton (Question):
One of the many reasons why the Conservatives won seven out of the nine north Wales seats at the last general election was the two decades of financial neglect by the Welsh Labour Government in Cardiff. Does my hon. Friend agree that the levelling up fund is the opportunity for the UK Government to answer the call of the people and use true devolution, via local authorities, to directly improve areas such as north Wales and Wrexham, which has been starved of infrastructure funding and therefore progression?
Eddie Hughes, Minister for Housing and Rough Sleeping (Answer):
I thank my hon. Friend for her question. I think we should just repeat part of it: seven out of the nine north Wales seats are now held by Conservatives. When we make very good use of the £125,000 that will be given to Wrexham County Borough Council to help it work up its bid for the levelling up fund, I have no doubt that the enthusiasm for voting Conservative will spread to the remaining seats in north Wales.
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