The Northern Agenda

Exclusive interview with Michael Gove from the Convention of the North

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It was a big day for our region this week as hundreds of business, civic and political leaders gathered at the Manchester Central complex for the annual Convention of the North.

Transport, skills, clean energy and manufacturing were all on the agenda as the North aimed to offer a united and ambitious voice setting out its hopes for the future. 

And there were some big name speakers - including Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove and his Labour shadow Lisa Nandy.

Northern Agenda Editor Rob Parsons was granted an exclusive interview with Mr Gove as he was whisked by car to the station after the conference - find out what he has to say about the Levelling Up Fund winners and losers, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham and the tragic death of Rochdale boy Awaab Ishak.

And Rob is joined by Liam Thorp, Political Editor of the Liverpool Echo, to dissect the events of the day.

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