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Lord Mandelson: Labour's huge Northern Powerhouse mistake

Lord Mandelson has criticised Labour for failing to come up with a credible strategy for decentralising power from London to northern England.

The former business secretary said the lack of an alternative to Chancellor George Osborne's "Northern Powerhouse" was a "huge political mistake".

He said Labour did not have policies during the general election to "rebalance both the economy and the political system".

In May, Chancellor George Osborne said northern England would get more powers.

  • 07 Jun 2015
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