As the Westminster Government announces details of a new £1.6bn “Stronger Towns” fund, Kirsty Williams AM has called for clarification and reassurance over what the investment means for Wales.
£1bn has already been allocated from the fund, all of which is going to regions in England (with a particular focus on the North of England and the English Midlands). The remaining £600m is subject to a bidding process.
Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for Brecon and Radnorshire, said:
“It’s less than two years since the Conservative-DUP election deal circumvented usual funding rules to deny Wales the £1.67bn we were entitled to.
“Today’s announcement has seen £1bn allocated to English regions with very few details on what it will mean for Wales. We need to see urgent clarification, as well as reassurance that we will receive our share. We cannot be left in the lurch again.”