Media Coverage: Levelling Up Taskforce

2020-09-18T13:29:07+00:00 September 7th, 2020|Levelling Up, Onward, Research|

News

BBC: Conservative MPs launch ‘levelling up’ taskforce

Financial Times:  Earnings in new Tory seats are 5% lower than in Labour constituencies

The Times: Budget must set targets to level up North, say Tories.

The Telegraph: Tory MPs pile pressure on PM over ‘levelling-up’ promise

iNews: Conservatives now hold more low-income seats than Labour, new figures reveal as Tory MPs call for progress on ‘levelling up’

Daily Mail: Planned rise in living wage could be shelved as UK firms face slump after coronavirus lockdown.

Daily Express: London wages are 70% higher than elsewhere – this CANNOT go on says STEPHEN POLLARD

ITV: 67% of people in northern England ‘not confident’ UK Government will deliver on Levelling up promise, poll finds.

ITV: Almost three quarters of Wales ‘not confident’ UK Government will deliver on Levelling up promise, poll finds.

HuffPost UK:  40 Tory MPs form new group to demand help for poorer parts of the UK.

Channel 4: Red Wall Tory MPs urge government to ‘level up’

The Yorkshire Post: The five areas in Yorkshire and the Humber where under a third of pupils go to university

The Yorkshire Post: Pressure to end North-South education divide grow,

The Yorkshire Post: Two-thirds of people in the North don’t believe Boris Johnson’s ‘levelling up’ pledge’.

Eastern Daily Press: Lack of public transport keeps wages down in parts of Norfolk, claims new Taskforce of MPs

Rotherham Business News: MP joins “Levelling Up Taskforce”

Cumbria Crack: Barrow MP joins ‘levelling up’ taskforce

Buxton Advertiser: High Peak MP vows to repay voters’ trust by delivering on ‘levelling up’ promises

 

Comment

Miriam Cates MP for Times Red Box: Conservatives must not forget promises to the working class

Neil O’ Brien MP for Conservative Home: Introducing the new Levelling up Taskforce – and its first report on how we can measure progress

 

Radio

Neil O’Brien MP spoke on Times Radio.

Dehenna Davison MP spoke on BBC Radio 4.

 

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