Preview of the Conservative Party Conference | Ben Houchen on 'levelling up' and other metro mayors
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The Northern Agenda returns with a look ahead to the Conservative Party Conference this weekend.

Host Rob Parsons is joined by The Northern Agenda's Westminster editor Dan O'Donoghue and Kate Proctor, the political editor of PoliticsHome and The House Magazine, as they discuss the reaction to Keir Starmer's speech at the Labour Party conference in Brighton - as well as what to expect from the Tory gathering in Manchester.

Tees Valley metro mayor Ben Houchen delivers a frank assessment of his Labour counterparts, calling out their "chest-beating" and political "posturing".

He also talks to Rob about the Tory government's levelling up agenda and whether Teeside can remain blue.

The Northern Agenda podcast is presented by Rob Parsons and Dan O'Donoghue, and it is produced by Daniel J. McLaughlin. It is a Laudable production for Reach.

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