She advised an viewers of Tory get together members: “What I need to see is a profitable North of England the place all people has alternatives and we hyperlink up the good cities of the North, from Liverpool to Manchester to Leeds and past, additionally, in fact, Bradford.
“That’s why I need to construct Northern Powerhouse Rail.
“And I need these alternatives to be powered by enterprise and enterprise unleashing funding proper throughout the nation.
“I need us to make the M62 the superhighway to success.
“However let’s be sincere, on this metropolis there’s a darkish pall. There may be the miserabilist mayor, Andy Burnham.
“He doesn’t need vehicles to come back into the town. He doesn’t need individuals to have the ability to get on the prepare to get into work. He’d somewhat again the militant commerce unions.
“He doesn’t need alternatives for individuals on this metropolis and he must be defeated.”
Fellow candidate Rishi Sunak additionally criticised Mr Burnham throughout his speech on the Manchester Central Conference Advanced.
He stated belief have to be restored to “construct a greater Britain” and “it begins with honesty”.
He added: “We have to restore belief of communities proper right here by calling out the failures of the Labour mayor, Andy Burnham, as a result of it merely isn’t ok.
“I imply, simply have a look at the file – a police pressure (Higher Manchester Police) that was put into particular measures, the very best charges of knife crime virtually throughout the UK.
“Now I’ll be sure that the police have the powers to do their job and whether or not it’s cease and search … I’ll by no means let political correctness stand in the best way of maintaining us protected.
“And we noticed him once more at this time – a day of strikes, of Avanti cancelling trains. And while the Conservative Celebration was sticking up for hard-working households, the Labour get together and Andy Burnham have been on the facet of the unions and the British individuals deserve higher.”