Labour listens to local businesses
Steve Reed MP and senior Labour councillors met with local business leaders to hear their views on how to attract more jobs and investment to Croydon. The event, held at Crystal Palace Football Club, was organised with the Federation of Small Businesses.
Over 55 people representing more than 40 local businesses took part. Labour hopes to be elected to run Croydon Council in May and is preparing a stronger partnership with local businesses to help boost the borough. Labour figures taking part included Shadow London Minister Sadiq Khan MP, Croydon North MP Steve Reed, Labour’s candidate for Croydon Central Sarah Jones, and Labour’s leader on Croydon Council Cllr Tony Newman.
Discussions included how to give business access to finance to help them grow, improving traffic flows, making the most of Croydon’s fantastic rail links to central London and Gatwick, and making sure that regeneration reaches out from the town centre to the borough’s many district centres.
Labour MP for Croydon North, Steve Reed said:
“Too many businesses in Croydon are struggling with high business rates, a lack of investment in our district centres and a Tory council who fail to look beyond the town hall for what Croydon needs.
“This business summit is about listening to Croydon’s businesses and entrepreneurs and building a Croydon which is a great place to invest in, a great place to do business and a great place to work.”