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Burnham: North West "should have a seat" at the Brexit negotiating table

There are calls for the North West to unite and ensure its voice is heard during the Brexit negotiations.

The region's local authorities are being urged to form a single team who will campaign to represent our needs when the UK meets Europe at the negotiating table.

Think-tank IPPR North says the region lacks a coherent, united voice - unlike London and Scotland.

The claim is supported by Leigh MP Andy Burnham, the prospective Labour candidate for mayor of Greater Manchester, who is calling for the north to have "a seat at the table".


Watch: Warning that Greater Manchester could face a 'London-like' housing crisis

The number of people who own their own home in the North West has fallen to it's lowest level for 30 years, with the biggest drops in Greater Manchester and Merseyside.

Housing charity Shelter say spiralling rents mean young people simply can't save enough to buy their first home.

And there's a warning from one think tank that Greater Manchester could see a housing crisis like that in London.

Mel Barham has more.


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Five candidates stand for Commissioner election

The current Police and Crime Commissioner, Richard Rhodes, is stepping down. Credit: ITV Border
candidates are standing for election to be the next Police and Crime Commissioner in Cumbria.

In May's election, voters will get the chance to choose between:

  • Labour
  • The Conservatives
  • UKIP
  • The Liberal Democrats
  • An independent candidate

The current commissioner, Richard Rhodes, is standing down.

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