Find out why Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer was in Coventry last week - The Coventry Observer

Find out why Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer was in Coventry last week

Coventry Editorial 23rd Jan, 2024   0

LABOUR leader Sir Keir Starmer visited the University of Warwick last week to see Coventry expert’s pioneering efforts in racing, sustainable transport and manufacturing.

Mr Starmer was joined at WMG’s International Manufacturing Centre on Friday by Labour’s mayors and mayoral candidates, including Richard Parker, who is gunning for the top job at the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Experts showcased their work in fields such as sustainable transport, connected and autonomous vehicles, agritech and advanced manufacturing.

The Labour leader also met with the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof Stuart Croft, and the Dean of WMG, Prof Robin Clark.

He also had a chance to see innovative projects such as Warwick Racing, Warwick Moto, and the Driving the Electric Revolution programme.

Mr Starmer said: “We need the UK’s universities to be central to our future economic growth, through their contributions to innovation, sustainability, and the talents of our people.”


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