Alex held talks in Number 10 with the Prime Minister to warn that when it comes to “levelling up”, Cheltenham must not miss out.
Alex explained to the PM that several of the neighbourhoods in Cheltenham are in the bottom ten percent of income per head anywhere in the country.
Alex stressed that turning that around requires further investment in education and job creation and opportunities for young people close to home.
Alex said: "I have nothing against the North of the country, and I am an favour of 'levelling up'. But we have our own priorities and challenges in Cheltenham too.
"It’s continued Government investment, in projects such as Cheltenham’s cyber park, that will empower the next generation to go as far as their talents will take them. Really important to keep banging the drum!"