Responding to today's debate in parliament on the government's EU exit analysis, the Metro Mayor for the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram said:
“The Liverpool City Region has long benefitted from the UK’s membership of the European Union. Funding from the EU has transformed our coastline; driven regeneration in some of our most deprived areas; and enabled our universities to carry out world-leading and life-changing research.
“It is essential that the government provides us with all of the information they have relating to the impact of Brexit on the Liverpool City Region.
“We cannot allow for a London-centric approach to Brexit, predicated on the interests of the financial services sector, at the expense of regions like ours. Instead, the government must demonstrate that it can act as a catalyst of growth for our region, in the same way that the EU has.”