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Budget 2015: What it means for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

George Osborne announced in his 2015 Budget speech that Yorkshire has created more jobs in the last year than the whole of France.

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Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his Budget for 2015.

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In his speech, the Chancellor claimed that Yorkshire had created more jobs in the last year than the whole of France.

He also announced pressure from Keighley and Ilkley MP, Kris Hopkins, swayed him to cutting 1p duty per pint of beer, along with the agreement of new city deal for West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

However, Labour Leader, Ed Miliband, quoted Leeds City Council in saying that the Government is "no friend of the north".

The Opposition Leader then argued, "Let's really test him out on whether he is a friend of the North - 75% bigger cuts to local government budgets in the North than the rest of the country."

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