Government Minister praises Labour’s Dr Nik Johnson as £100m of funding is unlocked
Just over two months after taking the helm as Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Dr Nik Johnson has been praised by the Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government. And this endorsement comes with a cheque for £100m of funding over the next five years.
As candidate for Mayor, Dr Nik campaigned on the theme of Compassion, Co-operation and Community. Now as Mayor, Dr Nik is putting his 3Cs pledge into action. And this is already being recognised at the highest levels.
The Minister, Luke Hall MP, wrote that he is pleased to see that improving co-operation and collaboration is one of the Mayor’s priorities. He sees this is an essential component of the area’s future success. He added that a shared vision amongst local partners is key to delivering on the Combined Authority’s ambitions.
The result of the recent review is that Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has successfully unlocked £100m of funding over fiver years. That’s £20m a year of investment for our area.
Dr Nik acknowledged the importance of partnership, he said
“I want to thank the Combined Authority team and our partners for getting us here. For their hard work that goes into delivering our projects that allow us to demonstrate a positive and successful organisation. This is only achieved through co-operation and team work. I will work with them as we embed compassion within our work, co-operation with those we work with and all so that we benefit the communities we serve.”
Dr Nik added “My ambition is to redouble our efforts to ensure that we deliver essential, meaningful and enduring projects to local communities.”