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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:38 am on 3rd October 2019.

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Photo of Jo Platt Jo Platt Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) 10:38 am, 3rd October 2019

Following the devastating impact of austerity, my constituency of Leigh has been starved of the investment that we need to unlock the potential of our towns. We are without any rail connectivity and we now find ourselves at the bottom of social mobility rankings, but, incredibly, this Government have chosen not to award us any stronger towns funding or future high streets funding. Can we therefore have a debate on the allocation of this crucial funding to ensure that it has been fairly allocated, based purely on need?