Brown in touch over Broadway meeting

Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by

Gordon Brown has stuck to his promise to step in and help get the stalled Bradford city centre Broadway shopping centre moving again.

Officials at Downing Street have contacted Bradford West MP Marsha Singh to discuss when a meeting could be arranged.

At Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday Mr Brown pledged to broker a meeting to explore ways of getting things started.

Mr Singh said: “I got a call from No 10 saying that as soon as the recess was over Gordon Brown would be in touch to organise the meeting with me.

“I will be asking Bradford’s other MPs to come to the meeting to discuss how we can move things forward. I was surprised and delighted how quickly I was called about this. I am extremely pleased this is moving on so quickly and look forward to the meeting.”

Construction work on Bradford’s £320 million shopping centre was supposed to be finished next year but Westfield, the world’s biggest shopping centre operator, blamed the recession for its decision to delay the Broadway scheme – leaving a gaping hole in the middle of the city centre.

A date for the meeting will be arranged when Parliament returns on Monday, June 1.

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5:48pm Fri 22 May 09

jkelly says...

We can now all sleep easier in our beds.
We can now all sleep easier in our beds. jkelly
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6:16pm Fri 22 May 09

The BNP says...

Mr Singh said: “I got a call from No 10 saying that as soon as the recess was over Gordon Brown would be in touch to organise the meeting with me.

The recession might take many of years to get out off. So Gorden Brown wont be in power to do a thing.
so how can he claim he going to do it when he saling in a sinking ship already. Least the story made me laugh.
Thanks
Mr Singh said: “I got a call from No 10 saying that as soon as the recess was over Gordon Brown would be in touch to organise the meeting with me. The recession might take many of years to get out off. So Gorden Brown wont be in power to do a thing. so how can he claim he going to do it when he saling in a sinking ship already. Least the story made me laugh. Thanks The BNP
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7:33pm Fri 22 May 09

mad matt says...

I hope he means the parliament recess - Easter holiday!
I hope he means the parliament recess - Easter holiday! mad matt
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2:44am Sat 23 May 09

Bradford1903 says...

Never mind swine flu, war in Afghanistan, extravagant MP's expenses claims, the biggest test to your premiership, is getting this project moving, said not at all tongue in cheek.
Never mind swine flu, war in Afghanistan, extravagant MP's expenses claims, the biggest test to your premiership, is getting this project moving, said not at all tongue in cheek. Bradford1903
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11:42am Sat 23 May 09

ms walker says...

Bradford1903 wrote:
Never mind swine flu, war in Afghanistan, extravagant MP's expenses claims, the biggest test to your premiership, is getting this project moving, said not at all tongue in cheek.
Being fair to him, none of those things are actually his fault!
[quote][p][bold]Bradford1903[/bold] wrote: Never mind swine flu, war in Afghanistan, extravagant MP's expenses claims, the biggest test to your premiership, is getting this project moving, said not at all tongue in cheek.[/p][/quote]Being fair to him, none of those things are actually his fault! ms walker
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11:56am Sat 23 May 09

Bradford1903 says...

ms walker wrote:
Bradford1903 wrote: Never mind swine flu, war in Afghanistan, extravagant MP's expenses claims, the biggest test to your premiership, is getting this project moving, said not at all tongue in cheek.
Being fair to him, none of those things are actually his fault!
As I stated, it was said firmly tongue in cheek.
[quote][p][bold]ms walker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bradford1903[/bold] wrote: Never mind swine flu, war in Afghanistan, extravagant MP's expenses claims, the biggest test to your premiership, is getting this project moving, said not at all tongue in cheek.[/p][/quote]Being fair to him, none of those things are actually his fault![/p][/quote]As I stated, it was said firmly tongue in cheek. Bradford1903
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