Ian Austin MP

Labour MP for Dudley North

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Austin helps set up new industrial heritage group

Dudley MP Ian Austin is helping establish a new Parliamentary group to promote Britain’s industrial heritage.

The new All-Party Parliamentary Group on Industrial Heritage will work to build cross-party support for industrial museums such as the Black Country Museum, as well as heritage centres and other organisations across the country.

Austin is calling for other local MPs of all parties to join the group and support local heritage sites like the Black Country Living Museum.

Ian Austin MP said:

“I grew up here, I love the place and there’s no-one prouder than me of Dudley’s history as the place that fired the spark that lit the Industrial Revolution.

“I remember helping out at the site that was to become the Black Country Museum in the 1980s, and this new Parliamentary group will help showcase the museum and Dudley’s other world-class industrial heritage sites.

“We need to be proud of our past and take inspiration from it as we forge a new industrial revolution and bring high-tech manufacturing jobs into the region.”

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