Chancellor George Osborne has tweeted his plans to create a 'Northern Powerhouse' to rival London as he gives keynote speech in Manchester.
We'll back the science & universities & creative clusters in the North and offer the local power & control the #NorthernPowerhouse needs
We'll build the #NorthernPowerhouse by making sure cities here are radically more connected. Means better roads & new high speed rail link
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