Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his Budget for 2015.
In his speech, the Chancellor claimed that Yorkshire had created more jobs in the last year than the whole of France.
He also announced pressure from Keighley and Ilkley MP, Kris Hopkins, swayed him to cutting 1p duty per pint of beer, along with the agreement of new city deal for West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
However, Labour Leader, Ed Miliband, quoted Leeds City Council in saying that the Government is "no friend of the north".
The Opposition Leader then argued, "Let's really test him out on whether he is a friend of the North - 75% bigger cuts to local government budgets in the North than the rest of the country."
Miliband: "I'd like to quote a Conservative leader of a northern city, but there aren't any! And under this govt there never will be!"
Budget proves general election will be fought in the north. Tories promise northern powerhouse, Lab says it's a farce. Repeat ad infinitum.
Miliband says north has faced 70% bigger cuts than rest of country. For every £1 spent on transport in NE, £25 spent in London.
Reacting to the final Budget before the general election, Labour leader Ed Miliband said it was a "a Budget people won't believe, from a government they don't trust".
The Labour leader said there had never been such a large gap between the Chancellor's rhetoric and the reality of people's lives.
He also condemned George Osborne for failing to mention investment in the NHS or public services.
Setting out what he called the "inconvenient truth" of the Chancellor's record, Mr Miliband claimed he had failed Britain's working families by presiding over falling wages, not building enough homes and creating too many low-paid, insecure jobs.
George Osborne has announced a cut of 1p per pint in beer duty in the 2015 budget due in part to pressure from Kris Hopkins, the MP for Keighley and Ilkley.
"Today I am cutting beer duty for the third year in a row – taking another penny off a pint," Osborne announced.
"I am cutting cider duty by 2% - to support our producers in the West Country and elsewhere.
"And to back one of the UK’s biggest exports, the duty on Scotch whisky and other spirits will be cut by 2% as well.
"Wine duty will be frozen."
Support for North of England includes transport strategy for the North, funds for Health North initiative and agreement of new city deal for West Yorkshire Combined Authority.