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Northern Powerhouse
The Government spent £40,000 of taxpayer cash on a two-year fight to cover up how little its Northern Powerhouse minister visited the north of England. Its attempt to hide embarrassing details of James Wharton’s infrequent trips out of London came to light after a Freedom of Information (FoI) request by The Guardian. Mr Wharton had responsibility for the ‘northern powerhouse’ in...
Northern Powerhouse

£40k spent hiding how rarely Northern Powerhouse minister visited north

The Government spent £40,000 of taxpayer cash on a two-year fight to cover up how little its Northern Powerhouse minister visited the north of England. Its attempt to hide embarrassing details of James Wharton’s infrequent trips out of London came to light after a Freedom of Information (FoI) request by The Guardian. Mr Wharton had responsibility for the ‘northern powerhouse’ in...