Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion will meet British Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government James Brokenshire today to seek progress on a City Deal for the north west following last month’s announcement.
The Foyle MP said:
“Today, I will meet British Minister James Brokenshire to seek a progress update on the north west’s bid for a City Deal.
“Last month, the British Government ended their resistance to a formal commitment on a City Deal, following pressure from stakeholders across the north west region.
“This is a key element to unlocking the city’s unique circumstances and reaching its full potential as set out in the Strategic Growth Plan, produced by and for the people of the north west.
“Delivery of this plan will transform the north west region and begin to address decades of inequality and under-investment.
“We now have ambitious plans in place and I look forward to these now moving forward to the next stage of the City Deal process.
“When I last met the Minister, he recognised the huge potential that exists in Derry and I will again be pressing him to ensure there is no further delay in progressing a City Deal for the region.”