The North Wales Growth Deal, if implemented properly, will deliver more investment for our communities. But it will only work effectively if we have strong links to the Merseyside growth deal also being implemented.
That is why I pressured the UK Government minister to give me assurances that they are working closely with North Wales councils, the Welsh Government and the local authorities in Merseyside. The minister said that he will be visiting the region in the coming days. I hope that this isn’t just a fleeting visit but one that will deliver results and help our local councils in making the growth deal a reality.