Crisis-hit local government 'should not be left alone to pursue growth'

26 October 2023

A crisis-hit local government sector must not be left on its own to pursue regional plans for growth, says former Labour secretary of state Lord Peter Mandelson.

He was speaking last night at the launch of a paper setting out the views of 93 experts including former Prime Ministers on why UK regional policy has failed over decades. The report was coordinated by former Labour education secretary Ed Balls.

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