The Shadow Levelling Up Secretary says her party “want to see people paid enough money to live on”
Shadow Ministers have attacked the idea. But Labour councils were falling over themselves to put in bids. Levelling up is now about a hand up not a hand out.
Voters aren’t used to a world of rising prices and interest rates, and their hearts and minds are up for grabs.
“I don’t work on the railways, I work in parliament,” she says when asked if she would have voted for rail strikes.
“Of course we don’t want strikes to have to go ahead this week,” she says, calling on the Government to “get round the table”.
As Starmer comes under police investigation, Nandy hits out at a “desperate attempt to sling mud”.
The Government could end up with a series of Burnhams and Khans, constantly trying to undermine it.
“We can’t possibly hit people with more taxes at the moment, it’s just simple not possible for some people to survive.”
From business rates to statues, reviving the town high street is a key demand of working-class voters.
“We desperately want to see [Ministers] tighten up the travel restrictions,” the Shadow Foreign Secretary says.
For all the talk of levelling up ex-industrial towns, the contract for the scheme has been awarded to a mammoth Chinese state-owned company.
But “I feel quite fortunate to have a lot of constituents who are concerned about my safety…Wigan’s that kind of place.”
“Or that somehow questions people’s motives – most go into Parliament because they want to make things better.”
“A hard deadline signalled to the Taliban it was a waiting game until the 31st of August,” adds Nandy.
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