The Northern Agenda / What the Autumn Statement means for the North | Bridget Phillipson's reaction to the Budget | 5 things you need to know about Oldham

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Episode notes

Following Rishi Sunak's Autumn Statement, The Northern Agenda podcast discusses what the Budget means for the North.

Westminster editor Dan O'Donoghue is joined by Jennifer Williams, political editor of the Manchester Evening News, Liverpool Echo political editor Liam Thorp, and Graeme Whitfield, North East editor of Business Live, to dissect how it impacts their regions - in particular, public transport.

Dan also chats to Bridget Phillipson, Labour's shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, about her party's reaction to the statement. The Houghton and Sunderland South MP also discusses what a Labour government would have done in the Chancellor's position.

And The Northern Agenda editor Rob Parsons speaks to Charlotte Green, the local democracy reporter at the Manchester Evening News for Oldham. She tells Rob about the five things you need to know about Oldham politics, including its party allegiances, its leadership, and misinformation from conspiracy theories.

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

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