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London 2012 showed Britain’s infrastructure capability at its best

This speech was originally delivered in a debate on infrastructure in the House of Lords on 22/01/2015. Check against delivery. My Lords, The case for...

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Gloucestershire’s Growth Hub praised by shadow infrastructure minister Lord Adonis

This article, written by Hayley Mortimer, originally appeared in the Gloucester Citizen. Image by Gloucester Citizen. The Growth Hub has been described as a “potential model” for other towns and cities to follow. Shadow minister for infrastructure, Lord Andrew Adonis, visited the hub today to see how it aims to help the county’s 26,000-plus firms looking for growth. He said: “I have heard about some very exciting new companies which...

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Lord Adonis, Progress AGM, London, England

London 2012 showed Britain’s infrastructure capability at its best

This speech was originally delivered in a debate on infrastructure in the House of Lords on 22/01/2015. Check against delivery. My Lords, The case for improving investment in and planning for the country’s national infrastructure is compelling and I hope that today’s debate will promote consensus in working towards this goal from all sides of the House. Although the value of investing in infrastructure is increasingly understood and supported by...

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Yes to ‘Devo Manc’

This article originally appeared on the Progress website. The Tory-Lib Dem coalition has an especially dismal record in the north of England. The number of young people on the dole for more than a year is up 62% across the north of England, compared to a national increase of 25%. Wages for working people in the north have fallen by even more than the national average under this government. Only...

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