Business and Jobs

Edgbaston is already a great place to live and work, but I want to make it even better by backing local businesses and championing new jobs.

Since coming to power in 2010, the Conservatives have already done much to boosts jobs and business across Birmingham and Edgbaston in particular. Under our stewardship, unemployment has fallen by 35 per cent in Edgbaston, while 475 more small businesses are now active here. We’ve also eased the cost of living for the people of Edgbaston, with over 45,000 people in this constituency having received a cut in income tax in the last two years.

As your representative in Parliament, I will push for even more jobs and investment in Birmingham. A keen advocate of our city’s candidacy to be the new headquarters of Channel 4, I will fight alongside newly elected Conservative West Midlands Mayor Andrew Street to achieve this and to secure the jobs and investment that will accompany it. I've also spoken to Digital Minister Matt Hancock about how we can harness the digital revolution and deliver more jobs and investment in this sector to Birmingham.

Together, we can reinforce Birmingham’s position as a global hub of jobs, business and investment and deliver further prosperity to our great city and the people of Edgbaston.