Manchester MP jokes move is so important that she’s happy anyway
Labour will base a new treasury unit in Liverpool if elected to government – and even Manchester MPs are welcoming it.
The party has announced plans to ‘shift the political centre of gravity’ to the north by moving a large part of the Treasury to a new northern location – and Liverpool will be its new home.
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell quipped that he wanted it located as close to Anfield, the home of Liverpool FC, as possible. Manchester MP Lucy Powell joked that the move is so important that she’d even welcome it being built in Liverpool, in spite of the famous rivalry between the two cities.
Labour’s plans represent a genuine commitment to northern communities to ensure their interests are well represented in government decisions.
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