Source: Labour Party UK
Keir Starmer MP, Leader of the Labour Party, responding to talks between Greater Manchester and the Government concluding without agreement, said:
“The collapse of these talks is a sign of Government failure.
“The Conservatives have been treating local communities, particularly in the Midlands, North West and North East, and their leaders with contempt.
“Labour recognise the need for stricter public health restrictions. However, that must be accompanied by extra financial support.
“Labour will continue to support Andy Burnham and local leaders in the North West in the fight for people’s jobs, lives and livelihoods.”