55 Tory MPs have formed the Northern Research Group to pressure the government into providing greater support for the North of England.

The group wrote a letter to the Prime Minister calling for greater support for the North of England and a roadmap out of lockdown restrictions.

The group could cause trouble for the government by undermining their mjaority.

The government currently has a majority of 80 MPs.

The North Research Group is modelled on the European Research Group of backbenchers who eventually led to Theresa May’s resignation.