Research carried out by the BBC, and released today on inflation adjusted house price increases over the last 10 years indicates that the divide between North and South shows no sign of narrowing.

The figures expose the supply/ demand imbalance in the South and need for low cost housing to be made available rapidly.

They also reflect the continuing imbalance in the UK between the South - which has continued to pull in investment, employment and people - and the North which is struggling to compete with that effect. 

Maybe we need more urgent push from the government in turning this tide and driving the "Northern Powerhouse".  How about moving Parliament to Yorkshire?