Government urged to back Telford bid to create 5,000 jobs

ERIC Pickles MP - the secretary of state for communities and local government - has been urged to back Telford & Wrekin Council’s bid to create 5,000 new jobs in the borough in the next five years.

Councillors, Telford MP David Wright and Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) chairman Graham Wynn hosted Pickles as he toured the £250m Southwater development.

Pickles’ visit followed a direct invitation made to him earlier this year in the House of Commons by Telford MP David Wright.

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