Edna Robinson is the chairman of People’s Powerhouse movement, which was launched last year to help ensure that people and communities are at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse. She talks to New Start about her vision for the North and why encouraging local prosperity is so important for the region’s success.     What is your vision for the People’s Powerhouse Movement? My vision is that people in the North feel they are franchised with the big infrastructure debates going on around them. My vision for the North is something people can recognise and connect with. It’s not just about infrastructure though, it’s about people’s wellbeing and new models of economics, which encourage more local prosperity. There’s been a lot of talk recently about whether Westminster pays the North enough attention. Is more devolution the answer? We have good MPs in the North and they are very vocal and have a strong vision for the … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

Jamie Hailstone

Senior reporter – NewStart