Dan Jarvis: Put Yorkshire before council fiefdoms as MP seizes the devolution initiative

POLITICIANS owe it to Yorkshire voters to put people before personal fiefdoms and the merits of a countywide mayor, a leading MP says today.

Labour’s Dan Jarvis will spend the coming weeks exploring if a consensus can be reached to end the region’s devolution deadlock.

Though open-minded on the issue, the widely-respected Barnsley Central MP believes residents will be envious at the power, and influence, wielded by the metro mayors due to be elected this May across the Pennines in Greater Manchester and Liverpool as well as other major cities.

Read on… http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/dan-jarvis-put-yorkshire-before-council-fiefdoms-as-mp-seizes-the-devolution-initiative-1-8382816

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