South Yorkshire devolution deal future to be considered after two councils withdraw

SOUTH YORKSHIRE council leaders must decide whether to press on with plans for a new metro-mayor for the area after two neighbouring authorities withdrew their support.

Chesterfield and Bassetlaw have told South Yorkshire councils they no longer want to be full participants in the devolution deal struck with the Government in 2015. Their decision means that if plans to elect a metro-mayor go ahead, a central plank of the deal, then their remit will only cover South Yorkshire.

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/south-yorkshire-devolution-deal-future-to-be-considered-after-two-councils-withdraw-1-8595920

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2 Responses to South Yorkshire devolution deal future to be considered after two councils withdraw

  1. Colin Tawn says:

    This is further evidence that only a Sheffield led political consortium could snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
    Which warped minds decided towns in Derbyshire would welcome being financially and politically linked to the tainted politics of South Yorkshire?
    Both Birmingham and Manchester have managed quite easily to form metro areas and elect Mayors, why is it so damned difficult to accomplish this in South Yorkshire?
    Answers on a Post-It note to SCC.

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