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LABOUR'S REGIONAL GOVERNMENT PRIORITIES

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Shadow home secretary Jack Straw told a regional studies conference yesterday that the north, north-west and south-...
Shadow home secretary Jack Straw told a regional studies conference yesterday that the north, north-west and south-west of England are likely to be in the vanguard of Labour's drive towards regional government, reports the Financial Times (p6).

'The regions with the strongest sense of identity, the most developed regional institutions, the clearest consensus about boundaries, will be able to steam ahead,' he said.
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