In a speech in the West Midlands on Thursday, the Prime Minister will say his flagship program will benefit the whole country, not just the Tories’ new parliamentary constituencies in the North and Midlands.
It comes after the Tories lost the seat of previously safe Chesham and Amersham counties to the Liberal Democrats last month, and some party members have warned that the “leveling” should not be done in the last month. detriment of the southern center of the party.
Mr Johnson is expected to say the program is not a “jam spread operation”.
Yet he will criticize previous governments for concentrating investments on “areas where house prices are already very high and transport is already congested.”
He will say, “By overfeeding these areas – especially in London and the South East – you are driving the prices even higher and forcing more and more people to move to the same expensive areas and the result is that their journeys are longer, their trains are more congested, they have less time with their children.
“They fear at the same time that the young generation will not be able to find housing and that their green suburb or village will be swallowed up by new housing but without the necessary infrastructure.
But the prime minister is also expected to argue: “We don’t want to behead the big poppies. We do not believe that you can enrich the poor regions of the country by impoverishing the rich regions.
MP Angela Rayner, Deputy Leader of the Labor Party, said: “Boris Johnson oversaw the worst death toll in Europe and the biggest blow of any major economy. Two years as Prime Minister and all we have is this empty envelope of a speech that shows that he has no plan for the future of our country other than to ride the people and the cities. against each other.
“Unlike Labor, he has no intention of buying, manufacturing and selling more in Britain. He has no promise of employment for young people. And he does not have a stimulus package for our children. Britain deserves better. “
The prime minister will also set policies to regenerate main streets, including making sidewalk licenses for pubs and cafes permanent and extending take-out pints for an additional 12 months.
The government is due to publish a white paper with detailed policy proposals in the fall.