Birmingham W1 - New Street and Medicine
Today I attended a meeting at Birmingham W1 (170 Picadilly) which was to bring people together to promote Birmingham. Five of the Birmingham MPs were there.
There are a number of areas in which we are working to lobby central government on behalf of Birmingham. One is to get New Street Station redeveloped and another is on the relocation of civil service jobs to the City Region.
The important thing is that we are developing the approach of the City Region which includes the hinterland around Birmingham (or commuter belt).
In my meanderings around the corridors of power I have found considerable support from MPs for Solihull, Kidderminster, Bromsgove, Lichfield as well as those from Sandwell and Birmingham (including Sutton).
One lesson from today is to bring someone who knows how to use my camera. Hopefully you will be able to tell which of these three photos I took.