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The revival of British towns should be a cross-party mission

Successive governments have neglected proud communities in Wigan and Mansfield. (This article features in “All about towns,” Prospect’s new report in partnership with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation)

By Lisa Nandy and Ben Bradley  

16-24 year-olds are leaving Cities like Wigan and Mansfield. Photo: Shutterstock

British towns face myriad challenges and we need a national agenda to overcome them. We represent different parties, and will disagree on much of what a vision for a prosperous Britain would look like. But our constituencies of Mansfield and Wigan face a common struggle, and so far it has not been met with effective solutions. Successive governments have failed to revive the jobs, high streets and public services to ensure our communities thrive. It has led to a…

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