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Scott Benton MP on Boris Johnson's leadership and THAT defection | Levelling up Northern culture | 5 things you need to know about Sheffield

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Episode notes

It's safe to say that it has not been a good week for Boris Johnson with the prime minister facing growing dissent from his own party.

A chaotic Prime Minister's Questions saw Bury South MP Christian Wakeford cross the floor and join the Labour benches.

Westminster editor Dan O'Donohue gets the reaction from his former Conservative colleague, Scott Benton. The Blackpool South MP slams Wakeford's "ridiculous" decision, as well as sharing his thoughts on Johnson's leadership and the levelling up agenda.

Northern Agenda editor Rob Parsons speaks to Professor Katy Show following the release of a report that calls for Northern culture to be included in the government's levelling up agenda.

And in our weekly segment, examining the politics of different towns and cities in the North, we turn to Sheffield where local democracy reporter Lucy Ashton discusses a massive data breach, a change in the way the council is run, and the battle of the budget supermarkets.

The Northern Agenda is a Laudable production for Reach. It is presented by Rob Parsons and Daniel O'Donoghue, and it is produced by Daniel J. McLaughlin.

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