Is the Northern Powerhouse a success or failure?

Over the course of Thursday and Friday Manchester is playing host to the first UK Northern Powerhouse International Conference & Exhibition. The event is bringing together individuals from the private sector, local Government and from abroad to discuss progress made to date on the Northern Powerhouse. One unnamed Manchester business earlier this week told the …

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What the Oldham by-election means for the Northern Powerhouse

Labour successfully held the Oldham West and Royton by-election on Thursday, beating expectations by increasing the party’s share of the vote from May’s general election, albeit on a much reduced turnout. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the victory displayed “broad” support for Labour “across the country”. That conclusion is hard to justify through evidence, especially …

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