Bassetlaw MP welcomes Brexit funding

Theresa May has been criticised by some Labour MPs over the government's £1.6 billion Brexit promise for "left-behind" communities.

Cash will be spent on areas that predominantly voted 'Leave' in the 2016 referendum - 197 million is on its way to Yorkshire and the Humber.

Many MPs say the Prime Minister is just trying to buy votes for her EU Withdrawal agreement.

But Bassetlaw Labour MP John Mann says his constituency needs post-Brexit investment - and welcomes the 110 million pound pot of cash for the East Midlands. He said: "This is about what happens when we do leave. It's not just leaving on the 29th of March and leaving things. 

"As we leave - when we have left - we need money into this area, so this area can compete with the best in Europe."

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