Look who popped into Hull today! Chancellor-turned-editor back for high viz visits

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 7 Jul 2017

FORMER Chancellor, London newspaper editor and chairman of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, George Osborne, swung by Hull today to see how Siemens' blade plant is performing.

He was in the region for a meeting of NPP, held at Drax, with Siemens chief executive Juergen Maier.

Mr Maier told how the huge facility had 'got off the ground' with Mr Osborne's support, and told how he was "amazed at the massive scale of our activity". 

The former Cheshire MP was sidelined in Theresa May's Government following David Cameron's resignation when the EU Referendum went 'Leave'.

Replaced by Philip Hammond, he decided not to stand in his Tatton seat when June's General Election was called, and was surprisingly appointed as editor of the London Evening Standard. 

At the NPP meeting, Mr Osborne launched a major skills and education review, seeking to address the gap between north and south on entertainment.

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