CONSERVATIVE Sajid Javid vowed to ‘transform Bromsgrove into a district of opportunity’ if he is re-elected on December 12.
Mr Javid spoke as he officially launched his general election campaign on Friday in Upton Warren before he headed to Bromsgrove High Street and Rubery where he met business owners.
He said: “This is why I’m cultivating a strong local economy by backing small businesses and the residents behind them.
“It’s why I’m making sure every one of my constituents has the chance to find a job they love by attracting new employers to our area, and by organising Bromsgrove’s biggest Jobs Fair.
“It’s why I’m investing into our local public services by putting hundreds more police officers on our streets, giving the NHS the biggest cash boost in its history and levelling up funding for schools in Worcestershire by £17.7million next year alone.”
He also cited tackling traffic congestion and prioritising rail and road improvements, including the A38.
He said never in his lifetime had there been a general election where the stakes had been higher for the future of the community or the country.
He said: “Over the past nine years, I’ve had the opportunity to stand up for one of the most hardworking, kind-hearted communities that our country has to offer.
“It’s been the greatest privilege of my career.”
He added a Conservative majority government would ‘get Brexit done’ with the deal which Prime Minister Boris Johnson had negotiated and then work on issues to create a stronger, better future for both Bromsgrove and Britain.
Labour’s Rory Shannon launched his campaign last week which included renationalising the railways to give commuters the services they deserved and committing to a second referendum on Brexit after the party had negotiated a new ‘closer’ EU withdrawal deal.
Yellowhammer doctor David Nicholl also launched his Liberal Democrat campaign last week, saying his party would ‘end this Brexit mess’ if elected.