LABOUR candidate Mark Dempsey (Walcot and Park North) has welcomed the announcement from the Labour Party that Swindon could be the recipient of investment should they win at the next election.

The Adonis Review, which the party has adopted, sets out plans to devolve £30 billion worth of funding for investment in infrastructure, skills and economic development.

Towns will be given the power to keep all growth in business rates, meaning that Swindon could reinvest millions of pounds to build a better future for Swindon.

The Swindon North parliamentary candidate said: “This investment will enable us to deliver the new jobs and investment to rebuild our economy. “For example this could help Swindon be at the forefront of the green tech revolution through building a Solar Swindon and supporting Honda’s plans for Hydrogen powered vehicles.

“It will also help to deliver our vision for our town centre and to get regeneration moving. This could help us deliver a new Art Gallery and Museum for the town and the new walkways between the town centre, the Outlet Village and the Oasis.

“It could also help us build a transport system fit for the 21st century including a new Northern Link Road between North Swindon and the town centre, and improvements to Cricklade Road.”