The comments made by Jim McMahon, the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, on 21 June 2021.
Warm words and vague promises, the likes of which we have seen from the Prime Minister during recent by-election campaigns, are simply not good enough. Labour will not stand by while cities like Bradford – among those set to benefit most from vital infrastructure upgrades – risk being stifled by this government’s failure to keep its side of the bargain.
Our party is clear – Northern Powerhouse Rail should be built. Estimates predict it will connect millions more people and thousands of businesses and help tackle our imbalanced economy.