A cross-party motion confirming the Council’s plans to formally bid for Milton Keynes to become a city will be heard at tonight’s meeting of the Full Council.
Milton Keynes is still officially a town, but with Her Majesty the Queen granting formal city status to a number of towns in 2022 to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee, Councillor Pete Marland, Labour Leader of the Council, hopes to see that change:
“Milton Keynes is the most successful post-war New Town. Our growth and success over the past 54 years has mirrored the reign for Her Majesty, and the success of her 70 years as our monarch.”
“We are proud to reflect her commitment to areas such as innovation and building strong communities.”
“Our charity and voluntary organisations are at the heart of Milton Keynes, and diverse communities, with people from all over the Commonwealth, make our town special.”
Deputy Leader of the Council, Liberal Democrat Councillor Robin Bradburn continued:
“In Milton Keynes we have an enterprising and inventive local economy that attracts businesses from all over the world, and more green space per person than any of the UK’s other towns and cities.
“We’re full of history and innovation, with so much to offer. City status would bring the recognition and opportunity that Milton Keynes is so deserving of.”