BARNSLEY MP Dan Jarvis has questioned the Government’s commitment to giving Yorkshire more control over its own affairs after it emerged new prime minister Theresa May is concerned about creating new ‘metro-mayors’.
Mr Jarvis warned the Government against allowing plans for new elected mayors to go ahead in Manchester and Merseyside but not do the same in Yorkshire.
Mrs May’s apparent reservations about elected mayors, which were championed by former chancellor George Osborne, has raised questions over the future of the devolution deal covering South Yorkshire.
and, Dan Jarvis on Brexit:
Brexit was cry of anger from the North – Barnsley MP
IT is two months since people across the North of England, including in my Barnsley constituency, made a bold and clear decision to leave the European Union.
All three northern regions, including Yorkshire, voted Leave and just 11 out of 72 areas across the North voted Remain. The will of the people is clear and, while I campaigned to remain in the EU, it is now the duty of politicians to implement that decision.