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Devolution beyond the big cities

Forget the London perspective. Remember outlying towns. And build homes, instead of shops

By Andy Burnham   November 2016

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At the Labour Conference in Liverpool, change was very definitely in the air. This related not just to the newly settled mood over the party’s leadership. Change was also evident in Labour’s attitude to devolution in England. A year ago in Brighton, the phrase “Northern Powerhouse” was automatically…

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