With the deadline approaching for the public vote on where the home of the new Great British Railways HQ should be, we continue our campaign to ensure it is #NorthBased.

In this episode of our podcast, we speak to the pollical leaders championing two of the locations on the shortlist – Doncaster and Crewe.

Mayor Oliver Coppard, from the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, says Doncaster is the absolute front runner in the race given the area’s railway heritage and the support across the community.

He says Doncaster is the natural home of the railways in the UK and in the DNA of the region.

Deputy Leader of Cheshire East Council, Councillor Craig Browne, said the headquarters should be in Crewe because it’s the only place boasting 360 degree connectivity with major towns and cities across the whole of the UK.

He added that if the Government is serious about the levelling up agenda, then the GBR headquarters simply has to be in the North.

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