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JLR jobs for Solihull

The news that Jaguar Land Rover is to create a further 1,700 jobs in Solihull is testament to the hard work, skill and perseverance of the workers and management at the plant off Lode Lane. Many of us will remember back to 2008, in the depths of the recession, the workforce was shrinking along with the order books. Those were dark days. But what we have seen since is one of the biggest turnarounds in not just West Midlands but British business history. Jaguar Land Rover produces vehicles which thrill the motoring world and are wanted in the emerging economies of India and China. What's more, unlike some other manufacturers, Jaguar Land Rover is keeping its manufacturing base firmly in the UK.

Shell Garage at Shirley Triangle -Julian Knight’s victory to stop Shell garage on the Shirley Triangle selling alcohol through the night

Julian Knight, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Solihull, has won his campaign to prevent the proposed Shell garage on the Shirley Triangle at the top of Tamworth lane from selling alcohol through the night.Local residents approached Julian for help as they were concerned that the provision of alcohol through the night would make the garage a magnet for anti-social behaviour.  Julian took residents’ concerns to the local licensing authorities and to the site's owners Lockett & Co. Letters were written and a petition organised by local Shirley councillors Gary Allport and Peter Doyle.

Julian Knight tackles JLR management over parking

Julian Knight, Conservative parliamentary candidate, has upped his campaign to resolve parking problems around the Jaguar Land Rover Plant.Julian has met with senior management at the firm in recent days and written to them suggesting some solutions to the parking chaos blighting the lives of local residents. 

Shirley Carnival - Julian takes fight to save Walk-in Centre to the Carnival

Julian Knight, Conservative parliamentary candidate for Solihull, took his campaign to save walk in services at Solihull hospital to Shirley Carnival on Saturday.

Julian set up a special stand with local Councillors for Shirley and volunteers to help collect signatures for his petition and brief revellers on how his fight to save walk in services is going. 

Julian Knight to meet airport chiefs over potential expansion plans

Julian Knight, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Solihull, is to meet with Birmingham Airport bosses over the potential for more air traffic over Solihull.

The plans for a second runway and a massive expansion in the number of take-off flights prompted Mr Knight to call for the meeting so that he can gauge any potential disruption to the lives of the people of Solihull.

Julian Knight moves into Olton

Julian Knight, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Solihull, has moved back to his Midlands roots and bought a home in Olton.