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Northern Powerhouse: Do councils need to join forces to thrive?

In the current discussions about the Northern Powerhouse, three of Cheshire's four councils believe there is strength in numbers and want to form a combined authority.

The fourth, Halton, has decided to become part of the Liverpool city region.

But in Lancashire, the idea of a combined authority representing all 15 councils is more contentious.

North West political editor Arif Ansari reports.

  • 20 Nov 2015