Will coronavirus deepen the north-south divide?

Will coronavirus deepen the north-south divide?

Local leaders in the north of England are urging the government to work more closely with them over coronavirus measures, as areas with a surge of Covid-19 cases face further shutdowns.

Speaking with talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer, Mayor of Sheffield City Region and Labour MP Dan Jarvis said there was a “real risk” that the pandemic could “level down” the country.

And Leeds City Council leader Judith Blake called for more “clarity” over planned restrictions, saying local authorities had been “appalled” that information had been leaked to the press before being confirmed to them.