South and Mid Wales Chamber General Election announcement comment

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Liz Maher, president of the South and Mid Wales Chambers of Commerce. (C) Huw John, Cardiff.

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s decision to seek a General Election on 8 June, Liz Maher, president of the South and Mid Wales Chambers of Commerce, said: “The business community in Wales will understandably be concerned that attention will inevitably shift from the economy and the intricacies of leaving the EU to a potential election campaign. Businesses will want to be reassured that the key challenges facing the economy will be front and centre throughout any election period.

“We, at the South and Mid Wales Chambers of Commerce, are calling for candidates in the election to commit, if elected, to ensure the key infrastructure projects that will drive growth across the Welsh economy – building the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, ensuring the electrification of the Great Western Mainline and the M4 Relief Road – all happen to schedule, and that they will fight on behalf of Welsh businesses during Brexit negotiations.”