Recap: Boris Johnson pledges to support North in speech at Great Northern Conference

Welcome to our live blog covering the Great Northern Conference, which is taking place virtually today.

The conference is being opened at 9.30am by Sheffield City Region Dan Mayor, while Boris Johnson will also be making a speech. A number of discussions are taking place throughout the day and we will also have speeches from George Osborne and Grant Shapps. Follow the blog below and use the hashtag #onenorth on Twitter to get involved.

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