Stockport Liberal Democrats have welcomed the announcement that Lord Bob Kerslake is to become the Chair of the board of the new Stockport Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC).
Cllr Mark Hunter, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Stockport Council and Board Member of the MDC, said “I am delighted to welcome Bob Kerslake to Stockport. He is a man of great experience in both national and local government and I look forward to working with him. We are all excited by the potential that the MDC offers to transform Stockport and provide new jobs and homes into the bargain.
“It is important to note that this initiative has all-party backing, so potential investors and developers can plan ahead with confidence despite the finely balanced political situation on Stockport Council. This is a key message as Liberal Democrats and Labour both have 26 seats each, the Conservatives 8 and the Independent Ratepayers 3. Whatever political fortunes may dictate over the next few years, we are all committed to making the MDC work. It is the first of its kind and it gives Stockport a tremendous opportunity to forge ahead”.