Minister rejects elected mayor for whole of Yorkshire – and he’s ready to ditch Sheffield deal

NORTHERN POWERHOUSE Minister Andrew Percy has warned council leaders the Government will not agree to plans for a Yorkshire elected mayor which he branded a “distraction”.

Mr Percy told the region’s councils to focus on delivering the existing devolution deal covering South Yorkshire and reaching agreement on how new powers should also be given to West, North and East Yorkshire.

In a decisive intervention in the wrangling over Yorkshire devolution, Mr Percy said the emerging proposal to create a single elected mayor for the whole region would not be possible under current law, a situation the Government was not prepared to change.

Read on… http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/minister-rejects-elected-mayor-for-whole-of-yorkshire-and-he-s-ready-to-ditch-sheffield-deal-1-8346947

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One Response to Minister rejects elected mayor for whole of Yorkshire – and he’s ready to ditch Sheffield deal

  1. Xinsider says:

    Was Gideon aware of this in his (supposed) time as Chancellor ?? Or was it the usual LA f**kwits making this decision all on their own ? Whatever – that looks like that for the Super Mayor idea thank goodness !

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