A £350m investment in a pharmaceutical plant in Cumbria was the cornerstone of the Conservative government's 2012 budget. Then Prime Minster David Cameron even came to Ulverston to herald the plan a great success.
Tonight that plan lies in ruins. Glaxo Smith Kline have pulled the plug on the investment, and are now looking at selling the site which makes anti-biotics. Our political correspondent Daniel Hewitt reports.
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David Cameron took a few hours off wooing the voters of today by trying to impress the voters of tomorrow at a school near Bolton.
The Prime Minister read to a group as he visited the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School in Westhoughton. They read The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, but the cameras and encounter with the Tory leader seemed too much for Lucy - who rested her head on the desk.
Meanwhile, Mr Cameron appeared confused about the plot of the book, which sees a princess rescue an ungrateful prince from a dragon.
"Complicated stuff, this," he said.
The PM was in the Bolton West seat - held by Labour in 2010 with a wafer-thin majority of just 92 - to promote the Conservative Party of making children resit exams at secondary school if they do not reach the standard in core subjects at primary.
Labour leader Ed Miliband has described David Cameron's reference to him in a speech in Downing Street yesterday as an "unprecedented attack".
After returning from Buckingham Palace, the Prime Minister told the gathering press "in 38 days’ time you face a stark choice. The next prime minister walking through that door will be me or Ed Miliband."
Speaking to Granada Reports on the first full day of campaigning, the Labour leader said he expected Mr Cameron to "attack" him throughout the campaign.
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In this week's 'Party People' David Cameron talks exclusively to Rob McLoughlin about his bid to win over the North West and about the possibility of a coalition with Ukip.
We try and find out what 5 more years of David Cameron in Downing Street would mean for people in the region, for the NHS, for benefits, and for the so called 'bedroom tax'.
A severely disabled woman says she has fresh hope in her battle against the so-called bedroom tax after the Prime Minister agreed to personally look into her case.
Charlotte Carmichael, from Southport, suffers from Spina Bifida and needs a specialist bed to sleep.
Last year, a judge ruled that she should be exempt from paying for the second bedroom she says she needs.
The government are trying to overturn that decision and make her pay for it.
But in an exclusive interview David Cameron has told ITV News he will investigate the matter.
Political Reporter Daniel Hewitt has the story:
In a statement the Department for Work and Pensions said: “Since 2013 councils have received almost £500m of extra funding to support the most vulnerable, including £75m for disabled people.”
- Watch the exclusive interview with David Cameron in full on Party People at 10.40pm tonight on ITV Granada.
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