“And today I am going to deliver on my commitment to that vision with a pledge to fund the Leeds to Manchester route.”

Boris Johnson, Pledge

July 26, 2019

Facts

The promise was core to the Prime Minister’s claims to be ‘levelling up’ the country. However, in November 2021 he broke this pledge, with local leaders labelling it a “great Northern rail betrayal”. 

Verdict

The failure to deliver on the Leeds to Manchester route joins a long list of broken promises by Boris Johnson. 

We approached Mr Johnson’s office, the Cabinet Office and the No 10 Press Office to give them a chance to comment, but no reply.

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