MP's from across the North have put their collective weight behind a proposal to pile additional pressure on the Chancellor Philip Hammond prior to the Autumn Statement.

The collective asks Hammond to stress that the Northern Powerhouse is a higher investment priority than Crossrail 2. Stressing that current facilities are at saturation point and the North has been without adequate investment for decades.

Mr Hammond is already on record saying "“Our roads, rail, and housing all need an injection of cash to boost Britain’s growth.” but if the North will receive the amount of backing wanted will come clear in the coming months.