George Osborne launches Northern Powerhouse Partnership
The former Chancellor will chair the new think-tank, a grouping which will include the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, New York businessman Michael Bloomberg, along with council leaders from across the North.
The think-tank will aim to secure greater investment and continued devolution of powers to the North. The launch comes after the new Prime Minister, Theresa May, was thought to be having doubts over the Northern Powerhouse, Osborne’s flagship initiative. However, in an article for the Manchester Evening News, Theresa May made clear her “absolute commitment” to continued devolution.