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Design champions 'failing to make a difference', says MP

Debra Shipley MP, Parliament's self-appointed architectural representative, has condemned the government's 'Design Champion' initiative, claiming the policy has 'failed to make any substantive difference'. Shipley said the much-heralded scheme - to ensure that construction carried out by government departments is of a high design standard - should be abandoned in its current form and reinvented at a local level.

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