Member of Parliament for Clwyd South, Simon Baynes MP, recently highlighted in Parliament the potential benefits of the levelling-up fund for projects in North Wales, and in particular, exciting projects in his constituency of Clwyd South.
Mr Baynes asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Wales, David TC Davies MP, whether the Minister would meet with him and visit projects in Clwyd South that fulfil the requirements of the levelling-up fund, such as Wrexham Council’s bold regeneration plans and the reopening of Corwen station in Denbighshire on the Llangollen steam railway.
In response, David TC Davies MP said:
“I assure my Hon. Friend that it is always a pleasure to meet him and hear about the enormous amount of hard work he is undertaking in his constituency. Unfortunately, I have been advised that it would not be appropriate for me to visit any specific project site, but I of course look forward to supporting him and other Members of Parliament who continue the work of using the funds being made available by the UK Government to drive forward regeneration in their constituencies.”
Speaking later, Simon Baynes MP said:
“These projects have real potential to bring funding and investment to Clwyd South which our communities vitally need following the Covid-19 pandemic. So I’m keen, whenever possible, to bang the drum and support these projects and am eager to work with the UK Government to boost our North Wales economy and encourage growth and the creation of new, well-paying jobs locally.”