Prime Minister praises Milton Keynes on its 50th anniversary

Prime Minister Theresa May has heaped praise on Milton Keynes on its 50th anniversary, paying tribute to the city's 'innovations, diversity and heritage.'

Wednesday, 15th November 2017, 2:11 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:50 am
Prime Minister Teresa May

The words were in response to a letter sent by city MPs Mark Lancaster and Iain Stewart. The two MPs recently sent a pack of limited edition MK50 stamps and invited the PM to Milton Keynes to join the birthday celebrations.

In the letter, Mrs May said: “The legacy of the city is marked with so many fantastic moments of British history, from the establishment of the Open University to the more recent progress in autonomous vehicles testing and the ‘internet of things’ network trial. “

“[Milton Keynes] is the focus of a National Infrastructure Commission inquiry designed to identify ways in which the corridor’s enormous growth potential can be fulfilled. The Government eagerly awaits its outcome and stands ready to do all it can to support this growth.“

The PM also leaves open the possibility of a visit suggesting she will try and find an opportunity.

Mark and Iain said: “This shows Milton Keynes is being noticed at the very top of Government. Our 50th anniversary has given us the opportunity to bang the drum about our successes and reaffirm our ambitious for the future. As we come to the end of the 50th year it is important we keep that momentum going.”

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