What’s the future for industrial towns?

Anna Turley

Before winning the election in May this year, I spent three years knocking on doors as the Labour candidate in Redcar and listening to local people’s thoughts and views. The biggest concern raised with me was the lack of jobs, particularly for young people. This concern was an immediate, tangible part of a greater, more…


Listen again: Northern powerhouse: spin or substance?

Felicity Slater

This Labour party conference fringe event, in partnership with Heathrow, explored the idea of the northern powerhouse, in particular whether it can reduce the north-south divide, and the political opportunities for Labour. We were joined by: Conor McGinn MP (opposition whip), Nick Forbes (leader, Newcastle council), John Holland-Kaye (chief executive, Heathrow), Jessica Studdert (deputy director,…

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