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Labour to pledge £30bn investment in the North West

The shadow chancellor will speak at the party's North West regional conference in Blackpool on Saturday. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire/PA Images

Labour's Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell MP, will today pledge that the party could invest up to £30 billion in the North West when he addresses Labour's North West Regional Conference in Blackpool.

The package forms part of Labour's proposals for a £500 billion investment, and a lending boost for the whole country, bringing jobs and growth to every region and backed up with a new National Investment Bank and network of regional banks, including a 'Bank of the North'.


Wallasey Constituency Labour Party suspended

Wallasey Constituency Labour Party has been suspended after a number of complaints of bullying.

The constituency, which is represented by Angela Eagle, has seen unrest amongst members since Eagle challenged Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership.

It now means the regional Labour Party will take over the administration of the Wallasey constituency party.

The North West Labour party earlier confirmed the suspension.

Any complaints of bullying or intimidation and allegations of misconduct are always taken very seriously.

– North West Labour Spokesperson

Angela Eagle's constituency office was attacked last week when a brick was thrown through a window.

The constituency has seen unrest since Angela Eagle launched a leadership contest Credit: ITV Granada

Latest moves involving North West Labour MPs following Brexit vote

Appointments confirmed by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in his reshuffle today included Rebecca Long-Bailey, MP for Salford and Eccles, as Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

Rebecca Long-Bailey Credit: @RLong_Bailey MP

Cat Smith, MP for Lancaster & Fleetwood is the new shadow voter engagement and youth affairs minister

Cat Smith MP Credit: @CatSmithMP


Corbyn to reach out to Labour's North West heartland

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn sings 'The Red Flag'. Credit: Press Association.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will give a key speech to North West party members today.

More than 800 delegates, including a raft of the party's most influential politicians will hear him speak at the regional conference.

Among those in the audience will be local MPs - many of who supported Andy Burnham, the Leigh MP, in the recent leadership campaign.

Andy Burnham loses election to Jeremy Corbyn

Credit: ITV NEWS

Leigh MP Andy Burnham has lost the Labour Leadership election to outsider Jeremy Corbyn.

Mr Burnham came second but with just 19 percent of the votes.

Our Political Reporter Daniel Hewitt was at the announcement in London.

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