MP confirms her support for LEPs

Poundworld is planning to close about 100 stores. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

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THE government’s new small business ambassador has pledged her support for Local Enterprise Partnerships.

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage was speaking at the parliamentary launch of a Think Tank report into how effective the LEPs have been since they were set up.

After addressing the event as the co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Local Growth, Caroline said: ‘I was delighted to speak at the report launch and show my support for Local Enterprise Partnerships.

‘LEPs have been given the great responsibility of driving our economic recovery and I welcome the publication of this report and its contribution to the debate surrounding this issue.’

The What Next for Local Enterprise Partnerships? report was published by the The Smith Institute.