The Northern Agenda / The Northern Agenda launches! Preview of the Labour Party Conference | John McDonnell on leadership vote reforms | Ian Byrne on Hillsborough

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The Northern Agenda, our new weekly political podcast, launches this week with a preview of the Labour Party Conference in Brighton.

If you want to know what's going on in Northern politics, from a Northern perspective and outside of the Westminster bubble, you're in the right place.

Host Rob Parsons chats to Manchester Evening political editor Jennifer Williams about what to expect from the political gathering in Brighton this weekend. She also discusses Andy Burnham and the role that metro mayors play in the North.

The Northern Agenda's Westminster correspondent Dan O'Donoghue speaks to former shadow chancellor John McDonnell about his strong reaction to Keir Starmer's proposed rule changes to the Labour leadership voting process.

Dan also talks to Liverpool MP Ian Byrne about the powerful speech he gave in the Commons about the Hillsborough disaster and protecting victims of public disasters.

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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