Hull City Council Leader Councillor Mike Ross

“Hull has a strong ambition to succeed” – Council Leader invites Prime Minister to Hull to start working together for the city

The Leader of Hull City Council, Councillor Mike Ross, has invited the new Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer to visit Hull to help unlock the city’s full potential.

Councillor Ross has written to the new Government to seek a meeting with the new Prime Minister so that they can discuss how they can work together for the city of Hull.

In the letter, Cllr Ross has set out the challenges Hull is facing and seeks “urgent support” for fair funding.

He has urged the new Government to give Hull City Council, as well as others across the country, more funding so they can make vital improvements for years to come.

Councillor Ross explains the tough financial challenges the Council and people across the city have faced under the previous Governments.

He also makes the case for Hull and says the city has “tremendous talent and a strong ambition to succeed.”

The letter, which addresses issues with Adult Social Care, Devolution and Homelessness, has also been sent to the new Chancellor, Rachel Reeves, along with Health Secretary, Wes Streeting, and the Education Secretary Bridget Phillipson.

It will also go to Hull’s three MPs – Dame Diana Johnson, Emma Hardy and Karl Turner.

Commenting Cllr Mike Ross said:

“Hull has a strong ambition to succeed.

“Our city has been dealt a bad hand by previous Governments but a new Government means a new chance to change that.

“Hull is and always has been a city with massive potential.

“I have always said this council will work with anyone if it is in the interests of the city and I want to work with this new Government to make that potential real for local people.

“I’m inviting Sir Keir Starmer and his team to see our amazing city for himself.

“I want to work with the Prime Minister to deliver for local people who deserve a better deal than the one they have had.

“We are clear that the best is yet to come for Hull and want to work with the Government to make sure this is the case.”

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