READING EAST MP Matt Rodda attended the Regional Economic Conference in Southampton at the weekend. Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP gave a keynote speech challenging the Conservative Government on the lack of investment in the UK economy as a whole, and also sought to hold them to account on their failed policy of austerity.
“I was pleased to be able to support our Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, by attending the Conference last weekend – which I am pleased to say went ahead and was well attended despite the wintry weather in Southampton.
I and several South East MPs led breakout sessions and supported John during the day. I was pleased to be able to lead a session on investment in the South East, and I believe this is a key issue facing Reading and Woodley, in addition the region as a whole.”
A copy of the keynote speech delivered by the Shadow Chancellor can be found here.