Daniel Kawczynski mentioned the video games would entice a whole lot of 1000’s of individuals to the West Midlands, and mentioned it was necessary that the entire area, and never simply Birmingham itself, had the chance to profit.
He mentioned he had spoken to Nigel Huddleston, the minister for sports activities, tourism and leisure concerning the matter, and had been assured he would do what he might to assist.
“I am asking him formally to determine how the Commonwealth Video games will have the ability to assist the necessary counties of the West Midlands by way of supporting their vacationer industries,” he mentioned.
Mr Kawczynski mentioned the occasion would deliver athletes, supporters and media from everywhere in the world into the area, and it was necessary to make them conscious of the numerous points of interest that have been only a brief distance away.
“The Commonwealth Video games will final for 11 days, and will probably be a possibility to showcase the West Midlands space to the world, and what higher place for many who do go to Birmingham to return to than our lovely county of Shropshire, lower than an hour away?” he added.
Mr Kawczynski mentioned he can be writing to Shropshire Council and Shrewsbury Tourism asking them to work collectively to encourage as many individuals as doable to go to the realm through the video games.
He mentioned Shropshire’s financial system had been closely depending on tourism for a few years, and had suffered badly because of the restrictions in place to deal with coronavirus this yr.
“A 3rd of the world lives in Commonwealth international locations, and it is a essential sporting event, and we need to take full benefit to verify Shropshire advantages.”
Birmingham’s Alexandra Stadium would be the main host for the video games, however the biking occasions will probably be held at Cannock Chase and in London, with aquatics occasions at a brand new venue in Smethwick.