Theresa May backs Osborne’s ‘Northern Powerhouse’ – BBC News

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Theresa May has vowed to press ahead with George Osborne’s “Northern Powerhouse” despite having fired him as chancellor.

In a Yorkshire Post article, the prime minister promised to “help the great cities and townships of the North pool their strengths and take on the world”.

This includes backing a bid to bring cycling’s world championships to Yorkshire.

She also said she would induce the Midlands an “engine for growth”.

What is the Northern Powerhouse ? What next for Powerhouse project ? Image caption The Northern Powerhouse initiative aims to encourage economic growth outside of the English capital Image caption Former chancellor George Osborne championed the project

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