At the start of Parliament’s new term after summer, I hosted a joint reception for the Norfolk Chambers of Commerce and Suffolk Chambers of Commerce about the ‘Green Prosperity Plan’.
The small and medium sized businesses in attendance had the chance to hear from senior Labour parliamentarians about the vision for sustainable, locally-led economic renewal.
Speakers included Shadow Secretary of State of Climate Change and Net Zero Ed Miliband, newly appointed Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Darren Jones, and Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords Baroness Angela Smith.
There are many reasons to be optimistic about the potential of a Labour Government, and what that means for a locally-led green transition and the prosperity of businesses and workers in my constituency and the eastern region.
Working together, businesses and the public realm in the eastern region have the potential to be at the forefront of tackling the challenges and opportunities of climate breakdown and building a sustainable economy.