Osborne plans economic boost for key northern constituencies before election
Proposed investment in rail, roads, science and culture met with approval by thinktank – but councils call for further devolution
George Osborne’s plans for an economic renaissance in the north of England through faster transport links, science academies and a new theatre have been backed by the regional arm of the left-leaning IPPR thinktank favoured by Ed Miliband.
The chancellor, who represents the Cheshire constituency of Tatton, has made the north a repeated focus of his speeches over the past year, with a promise to turn Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds and Liverpool into a regional “powerhouse”.
Source: Guardian Transport