NP11 Chair responds to confirmation of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister

“I and my fellow LEP Chairs across the North look forward to working with the new Prime Minister, and the Minister he has promised will represent the Northern Powerhouse in Cabinet, to ensure the full potential of the North is unlocked," says Roger Marsh, OBE

Responding to confirmation of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister, Roger Marsh OBE, Chair of the NP11 Board and the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, said:

“I and my fellow LEP Chairs across the North look forward to working with the new Prime Minister, and the Minister he has promised will represent the Northern Powerhouse in Cabinet, to ensure the full potential of the North is unlocked to improve living standards for our communities and to make a fuller contribution to the economic well-being of the country.

“The North needs clear commitments from the new Prime Minister to give certainty on Brexit, to invest in key infrastructure including HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail and to further devolve powers and funding away from Whitehall.

“I hope the Prime Minister will strongly consider attending the Northern Powerhouse conference NP11 is jointly hosting with Convention of the North in September so together we can renew momentum behind this essential agenda.”