Sinn Féin MP Elisha Mc Callion has called on the British government to progress a City Deal for the north west to support the economic development of the region.
The Foyle MP was commenting after meeting British Government Minister Shailesh Vara and officials in London.
“It’s important that we continue placing pressure on the British government to secure a City Deal which meets the needs of people in the north west.
“I reiterated to Minister Vara the need for his government to support the economic development required to begin to address decades of under-investment in the north west.
“Two weeks ago the British Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that he was opening formal negotiations in relation to a City Deal – he must keep to this promise and begin these negotiations as soon as possible.
“I will continue to work alongside civic and political partners in the north west to ensure that we can achieve the best possible deal for people here.” CRÍOCH/ENDS