Catherine McKinnell on the cost of living crisis | How politicians can win over the countryside | Who'll be next South Yorkshire mayor?
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On this week's episode, Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell calls for more action on the cost of living crisis. The Labour MP tells Dan O'Donoghue that for many of her constituents 'there's really no light at the end of the tunnel', as she urged Chancellor Rishi Sunak to reverse his decision to scrap the £20 a week Universal Credit uplift.

Meanwhile new polling from the Country Land & Business Association has revealed a major shift in the political allegiances of rural voters in the North. Dan speaks to CLA President Mark Tufnell about what the big parties need to do to win over the countryside.

And as we continue our look ahead to the May 5 local elections, Rob Parsons speaks to South Yorkshire Local Democracy Reporter George Torr about the race to succeed Dan Jarvis as the region's metro mayor.

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

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