David Cameron today writes for the ECHO on why 2014 will be a great – but also difficult – year for Liverpool. Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson will respond to the Prime Minister’s views later in the day, but below is the full text of Mr Cameron’s message to Merseyside.
2014 has the potential to be a great year for Liverpool.
With the International Festival of Business coming here – not to mention a number of commemorations of the First World War’s centenary – the eyes of the world will be on Merseyside.
I’m determined that the most is made of the next twelve months and that people here feel the full benefits.
The British economy is finding its feet again – with over a million more people in work since the election. Merseyside has had a tougher journey than many other parts of the UK but here too we are seeing results. More firms starting up, more people getting back into work, more young people getting into apprenticeships and finding their way in life.
Look at Birkenhead – a hotspot for fast growing companies. Look at firms like Jaguar Land Rover, Cammell Laird and Bibby’s which are putting this part of Britain on the map.