Criticism over lack of “ambition” on Yorkshire devolution plans

THE GOVERNMENT has been accused of failing to match the Leeds City Region’s ambitions over the lack of agreement on a devolution deal for the area.

Ministers will be asked to provide a formal explanation why the proposal for the area to take on new powers in return for creating an elected mayor, submitted in 2015, has not been approved.

It is widely believed the objections of some West Yorkshire Conservative MPs and their preference for an alternative devolution agreement is why progress has not been made.

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