Claims of 'chronic underfunding by £6 billion' compared to London

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham angry over shortfall Credit: PA

A think tank claims the North West is suffering from chronic underfunding to the tune of 6- billion pounds a year compared to London.

It comes as the Government decided to back the multi- billion pound Crossrail Two scheme in London at the expense of electrification of key routes in the North.

The region's politicians say the new findings are frightning reading: