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Friday, 16 April 2021

Ruth Edwards MP highlights to Prime Minister potential benefits of a Freeport at East Midlands Airport

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Ruth Edwards MP asked a question to the Prime Minster at PMQs today about securing a freeport at East Midlands Airport to help create jobs and growth.

If successful, the freeport will also maximise the use of our unique transport links to help drive future success in a post-Brexit global Britain.

 As the Member of Parliament for Rushcliffe, Ruth has been working with colleagues across the region to champion the bid.

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She has linked up with local enterprise partnerships and businesses to make the case to the Government about the benefits a freeport would bring to the region and how it would be a fantastic way to level up the whole of the East Midlands.

 

The proposals would see the creation of a new green technology park, to replace one of the last coal fired power stations in the UK at Ratcliffe-on-Soar.

As an advocate for promoting the UK as a global leader in a green industrial revolution, Ruth is keen to see the East Midlands lead the way.

 

The question that Ruth asked the Prime Minster today was: “May I congratulate my Right Honourable Friend on his trade agreement with the EU and welcome the prospect of a more global focus to our trade policy.

“Would he agree with me that a freeport based at East Midlands Airport, connected to the world by trains, planes and automobiles and focused on generating green growth is key to the success of Global Britain?”