Milton Keynes South MP Iain Stewart, along with Ben Everitt MP, has thrown his support behind MK:U by working on a bid for Government funding as part of the flagship Levelling Up Fund.
Iain has worked with officers at Milton Keynes Council to put forward a bid as part of the Levelling Up Fund to help deliver the next phase of growth for MK:U.
The MK South MP has been closely involved with the project for many years and holds regular meetings with MK:U, and its Chief Executive Lynette Ryals, as well as lobbying the Government to support the project.
The second round of the Government’s £4.8bn Levelling Up Fund will allocate further funding to infrastructure projects that will improve everyday life for residents across the United Kingdom.
Iain Stewart, the MP for Milton Keynes South, commented:
“I am very pleased to have offered my priority support for the Levelling Up Fund Bid to help make MK:U a reality and a success.
“Since day one, I have supported the proposals for a university in Milton Keynes and I have continuously championed MK:U amongst my ministerial colleagues.
“Along with Ben Everitt MP, I will continue to lobby the Government to back MK:U which will build a high-skilled workforce, stimulate local economic growth and repurpose existing brownfield sites.”
Attached you can see a copy of the letter of support that the Milton Keynes MPs have written to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities backing the funding bid for MK:U.