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Can the Tories reclaim Britain’s towns again? The Red Wall vote is riding on it

City AM

Deputy Director Adam Hawksbee writes for City AM about regenerating Britain’s towns and if the Conservatives can take advantage of accomplishing that. He writes:

“Britain’s towns are key to our national economic success. In too many parts of the country, people with talent can’t deploy it and high potential businesses can’t recruit. Technological shifts and capital flows are widening the gap between towns and the rest of the economy, and young people are voting with their feet. These trends are self-reinforcing, but they are not inevitable.

The last few years have seen a flurry of policies designed to support towns. Investment was channelled through the towns fund and future high streets fund. Treasury officials were shuffled to a new Darlington civil service campus. Railway stations closed as part of the 1960s Beeching cuts were re-examined and restored.”

You can read the full article here.

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