The Northern Agenda / Jamie Driscoll on why the government should lend the North of Tyne £500m | Why poor public transport is costing the North | Politics of Hull

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Episode notes

This week's podcast from The North Agenda looks at why poor public transport is costing the North - and what investment is needed from the government.

Andrew Carter, chief executive of the Centre for Cities, discusses a report published by the think tank about the North's public transport with Westminster editor Dan O'Donoghue. He examines why poor transport links are costing the region's largest cities more than £16 billion a year.

The Northern Agenda editor Rob Parsons chats to Jamie Driscoll, metro mayor of the North of Tyne. The Labour politician explains why he is asking the government for £500 million to fund jobs in the area.

And Rob also speaks to the Hull Daily Mail's local government reporter Angus Young about the politics of Hull, including devolution, party loyalties, transport, and investment into the area.

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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