Minister says north of England must fight for 'northern powerhouse'
Local government secretary Greg Clark warns that project could be put to one side amid Tory leadership election and Brexit
The north of England has a “big fight” ahead to ensure that the new prime minister does not abandon the “northern powerhouse” project to rebalance the UK economy following the vote to leave the EU, a government minister has warned.
The chancellor, George Osborne, coined the phrase two years ago, saying he wanted to join together the cities of the north as a counterpoint to the dominance of London and the south-east. After the Conservatives won the 2015 general election, he insisted that making the northern powerhouse a reality was a top priority.
Source: Guardian Transport