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Extracts of key speakers speeches from the Connected Cities fringe event at Labour Party Conference.




Recent announcements

August 2014 - One North
'A proposition for an interconnected north'

One North - A proposition for an interconnected north

Connected Cities leaders reaction to the One North report

July 2014 - Chancellor, George Osborne MP:
'We need a Northern powerhouse'

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Chancellor, George Osborne MP: We need a Northern powerhouse

Chancellor of the Exchequer on what we can do to make the cities of the north a powerhouse for our economy again . . .


Video interviews

Extracts of key speakers speeches from the Parliamentary Launch of the Connected Cities campaign.

Interview with Cllr Liam Robinson, Chairman of the Merseyside Integrated Transport Authority.

A short interview with Pete Waterman as he explains why HS2 is vital for the North and Midlands.

A short interview with Lord Adonis as he explains why HS2 is vital for the North and Midlands.

Interview with Caroline Pullich, Head of Business Banking at Barclays explaining why it is vital that HS2 comes to the North and Midlands.

Interview with Tom Riordan, Chief Executive of Leeds City Council at the Parliamentary Reception launch of the Connected Cities campaign on why HS2 is vital for the North and Midlands.

Interview with Mike Blackburn, Chairman of the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership on why HS2 is vital for the North and Midlands.

Interview with Lord Chris Holmes on why HS2 is vital for the North and Midlands.

Interview with Alex Hynes, Managing Director Northern Rail on why HS2 is vital for the North and Midlands.

Interview with Geoffrey Piper, Chief Executive North West Business Leadership Team on why HS2 is vital for the North and Midlands.

 

Correspondence

July 2014 - Government response to the HS2 Growth Taskforce Report - Connected Cities reaction

  Connected Cities response to the Chancellor's announcement on HS3

We welcome the positive response from government to the recommendations made by the Growth Task Force…


June 2014 - Connected Cities response to the Chancellor's announcement on HS3

  Connected Cities response to the Chancellor's announcement on HS3

It is encouraging that the Government has recognised the contribution that the northern cities can make to the national economy. There is no reason why our cities should not operate together as an economic powerhouse…

June 2014 - Connected Cities statement – HS2 Skills College

Skills College Statement

"Successful delivery of the HS2 project depends on developing the next generation of engineers and highly skilled workforce. This is why we very much welcome the Minister's announcement that plans for the HS2 Skills College are now moving to the next stage. . . .

April 2014 - Statement from Sir Richard Leese

Open Letter to Party Leaders

Connected Cities response, concerning the successful passing of the Second Reading of the Hybrid Bill, 28th April 2014.

April 2014 - Political leaders letter

Open Letter to Party Leaders

Political leaders of nine major city councils in the north and midlands have written to MPs, urging them to support completion of HS2.

Documents

Connected Cities Founding Statement

 Connected Cities Founding Statement

 



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