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Briggs welcomes Edinburgh Region City Deal.

Commenting on the Edinburgh Region City Deal, Lothian Conservative MSP Miles Briggs said:

“ Confirmation of the Edinburgh Region City Deal is fantastic news for the city and the whole of Lothian region.

“ This city deal has the potential to drive forward economic growth, create a significant number of new jobs and make this area even more attractive for inward investment by improving our infrastructure.

“ I hope that the city deal will mean that we can see swift action to address the urgent capacity issues on the city bypass which is an issue I have been campaigning on since my election as an MSP.

“ I especially welcome the extra investment in five new innovation hubs linked to our world class universities and research institutes which contribute so much already to the region’s economy and which can be even more successful with this additional support.

“ The planned new concert hall will help Edinburgh retain its position as an international destination of choice for culture and events.

“ This city deal is a vote of confidence in Edinburgh and Lothian and a good example of what can be achieved when the UK and Scottish Governments and local authority partners work constructively together.”

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Miles Briggs