In Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday (April 3rd), Rachel took the opportunity to get the Prime Minister to back Conservative-led Redditch Borough Council’s mission to unlock the town’s full potential.
After six years of Labour neglect, the Conservatives took control of the Borough Council last year after voters backed their vision for the future of Redditch.
Since then, Redditch Conservatives have been working hard to unlock Redditch and recently submitted a bid for funding from the Government’s Future High Streets Fund.
And during PMQ’s today, Rachel raised the town’s bid in the Chamber and urged the Prime Minister to back the bid.
Responding to Rachel’s question, Prime Minister Theresa May said she was ‘tempted’ to support Redditch’s bid:
“Can I commend Conservative-led Redditch Borough Council for the work they’re doing to unlock the town and to unlock the high street.
“My Honourable Friend tempts me to support one bid over others, but there will be other Honourable and Right Honourable friends who also wish me to support the bids from their towns.
“It’s important we’ve made this money available.
“I congratulate Redditch Borough Council, under the Conservatives, for all they’re doing to ensure the vitality of their town.”
Speaking after PMQ’s, Rachel said:
“Conservative-led Redditch Borough Council have been working hard these past 12 months to unlock the full potential of our town after six years of Labour neglect.
“We’re moving our town in the right direction with ambitious plans for the future of Redditch. We can’t go backwards now and undo the great work Conservative-led Redditch Borough Council have done.“Speaking to residents on the doorstep I know they want what’s best for their town, which is why I felt it was important I raised the town’s Future High Streets Fund bid in PMQs today to ensure our bid is at the forefront of Minister’s minds.”