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Sharon Hodgson MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Minister, commenting on the appointment of Tim Leunig as a Policy Adviser at the Department for Education, said:

"Michael Gove’s appointment of an adviser who thinks Northern cities should be abandoned is a slap in the face for millions. At the time, the Prime Minister said the plan to abandon cities in the North was barmy, but now his Education Secretary has brought him in to the heart of Government."


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