Theo Clarke MP for Stafford was pleased to meet with the Midlands Engine Chairman, Sir John Pearce. Ms Clarke discussed the importance of entrepreneurship and women in leadership in Staffordshire and across the West Midlands. The Midlands Engine brings together public sector partners, businesses, combined authorities, enterprise partnerships and universities who are working to level up the economy and drive prosperity across the Midlands. The Midlands is the largest regional economy in the UK outside London and home to almost 11 million people.
Ms Clarke regularly champions economic growth in Staffordshire and the West Midlands in Parliament particularly in her role as Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Midlands Engine. The Midlands Engine All-Party Parliamentary Group is formed of MPs and Peers with the aim of promoting investment and levelling up the Midlands. Ms Clarke will continue to stand up for Staffordshire and West Midlands in Parliament.