We need more and better devolution in the North of England that genuinely includes local people


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Around the world democracy is struggling and needs strengthening. It’s time we ensured that people are placed at the heart of how decisions are made, how places are shaped, and how services are run...

Recently the launch of the Government’s ‘Civil Society Strategy’ which outlines the Government’s approach to strengthen civil society throug...

The Northern Powerhouse was created by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne who was the Conservative MP for Tatton.


This may come as a shock to some, but “devolution” is not a very sexy word. It is not particularly popular with headline writers or SEO specialists, which goes some way to explain why you don’t rea...

Well if we wanted to live in “interesting times” we have them right now by the bucketful – a lame duck government, a non-existent opposition and seemingly no Brexit plan.


* These blogs are a collection of thoughts and opinions from people living or working in the North. The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the text belong solely to the author, and not necessarily to the People's Powerhouse.

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