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Levelling Up Essex

EDM (Early Day Motion) 970: tabled on 09 February 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House warmly welcomes Levelling Up Essex, Essex’s strategy for levelling up the county; notes that it was published as the first of any such strategy in the country; notes that it was launched in Harlow and backed with announcements of new investments into skills and training by Essex County Council; congratulates Essex County Council Deputy Leader, Cllr Louise McKinlay, and the Essex County Council Cabinet for their work; believes that strong and visionary local leadership is an essential component of the sustainability of levelling up and that Essex County Council is an exemplar for locally-led efforts to level up in other counties and regions of the UK; notes that six out of the ten neighbourhoods with the highest level of community need in the entire country are in Essex; and agrees that levelling up cannot have a restricted geographical focus, as the issues it seeks to address – deprivation, low educational attainment and skills, poor connectivity, poor health outcomes, unfulfilled life chances, pride in place – exist in all regions of the country.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.