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Hold a Great Exhibition of the North in 2018

Last updated: 12:17pm 9 October 2018

We will hold a Great Exhibition of the North in 2018, to celebrate amazing achievements in innovation, the arts and engineering.

Conservative Party Manifesto 2017, p.25

Our verdict

This comes out of the broader manifesto commitment to close the gap between London and other cities in the UK. The government sees that as “the biggest prize in Britain today” (see the ‘Related policies’ section below). The vision for the Great Exhibition was as “an opportunity to change perceptions of the North and to turn the page on a new chapter of our dramatic story of innovation”.

The Great Exhibition of the North took place from the 22nd June to the 9th September 2018.

Billed as the country’s biggest event in 2018, it consisted of 80 days of “exhibits, live performances, displays of innovation, new artworks and unforgettable experiences”.

The event was promised.  The event took place. This promise is ‘done’.

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