Our city lags behind the UK average in unemployment and productivity. The new mayor must use City Hall’s new levers to make it more competitive.
Posts Tagged: Greater Manchester
There are great assets – but some communities are being left behind.
Wales has shown Labour failure and a lack of true accountability.
Simon Parker: Brexit wasn’t just about control. It was about people being left behind by the London elite
The focus on leaving the EU needs to be balanced by a powerful new Department for Growth, with a mandate to devolve power and drive up regional prosperity.
While most eyes are on Labour’s ideological battles or Tory referendum struggles, devolution is changing the nature of government and politics.
If the capital grows, as it has done, so should its boundaries. We cannot stick our head in the sand to the changing needs of our great cities.
It is a relic of an out-of-date fashion for the big and artificial rather than the small, local and rooted.
Osborne must hope Labour moderates hold the thin red line in town halls or he may, like Thatcher, be forced to centralise.
We can’t win a workable majority without breaking through in more seats in the urban and suburban North and Midlands.
Profile: Manchester – venue of next week’s Conservative conference, and city of the Northern Powerhouse, which could transform it
George Osborne’s project, though mocked by some, is already changing the politics of the North, by recruiting influential Labour politicians.
In this acutely marginal seat, Labour looks even more vulnerable than the Conservatives to attack by UKIP.
How the Chancellor used Manchester as his starting-point of his Northern Powerhouse plan for urban revival and election success.