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Leicester West MP, Liz Kendall, backs the Leicester Economic Action Plan recently launched by City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby. In her latest Leicester Mercury article she outlines concerns by the FSB of the continuing difficultly in getting finance for small businesses. In the run-up to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, the Government needs to doing much more to get banks lending and supporting businesses.

Read Liz’s article in the Leicester Mercury.

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Leicester West MP, Liz Kendall, has been given the responsibility by the Shadow Health Secretary, Andy Burnham of leading Labour’s policy review on the NHS. In this speech to the Managers in Partnership Annual Conference, Liz sets out a vision for future health and social care. Read her speech here on her blog.

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In his latest Leicester Mercury article, Leicester South MP Jon Ashworth, backs the Leicester Economic Action Plan recently launched by the City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby and urges the Government to do more to get the economy going again.

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Our ambitions for Leicester

The newly launched Leicester Economic Plan sets out an ambitious strategy for investment in the city’s economy up until 2020.

It outlines key actions where the city council will play a central role in driving economic growth for Leicester and builds on the substantial investment already made in the city over the past 15 years
It builds on the strong entrepreneurial spirit of Leicester’s business community, its location and connectivity with the rest of the UK and the world.

Our ambitions are to:

  • secure £60 million investment for jobs and growth in the city
  • create four Leicester Business Investment Areas
  • create and safeguard 8,500 jobs
  • create 800 new apprenticeship/work placement and internship opportunities
  • create 800 new businesses
  • support 1,800 businesses.

Our strategic themes

We’ve broken down our economic action plan into the five strategic themes below:

  • Leicester To work
  • Enterprising Leicester
  • Thriving city centre
  • Growing city
  • Confident city.
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Liz Kendall MP sets out the case in the Leicester Mercury why you should vote in the Police & Crime Commissioner Election on Thursday 15th November.

The Labour Party candidate is Cllr Sarah Russell and details of her campaign and key pledges can be found on her website http://www.sarah4pcc.co.uk.

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