TFN's David Brown is asking for the new administration to prove they are as committed to the North's economic development as the previous government.
With much emphasis placed on the importance of the North's infrastructure spend and the Northern powerhouse initiative. It is essential the foot isn't taken off the gas, if the vision for the North is going to take shape.
The new administration is bound to have an effect, as time is taken to reassess and review plans put in place prior to the Brexit vote. However with momentum gathering pace prior to Theresa May's arrival it is more important then ever that the good work done, doesn't go to waste.
Transport for the North chief executive David Brown says that faced with a new government lead by Theresa May, the infrastructure and construction sector will need to re-prove the case for investment in the north. Brown said that following the summer’s Brexit vote and a change of government personnel, the industry needed to speak up once more for the north. “To grow the UK you need a powerful north and post-Brexit that’s an even more powerful story,” Brown said. “We have to treat the new administration as a new government. Any initiative needs to be proven again with a new government so we need to prove the case for the north again. We need to point out the need to grow the economy in the north and the way to do that is via transport investment,”