YP Comment: Yorkshire’s success stories can push the case for devolution

Readers of The Yorkshire Post are well-versed in this region’s long struggle to secure a devolution deal similar to the ones enjoyed by Manchester and the Tees Valley.

But a pertinent new point has been made by the chairman of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Peter Box ahead of his departure from the role after a three-year tenure; too many people are simply unaware of the important partnership working that is already taking place in the county.

The Wakefield Council leader states the combined authority, which as its name suggests, includes public sector partners from Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield, as well as York, needs to do more to inform the public about its important work, which has included major investment in transport infrastructure.

Read on… http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/yp-comment-yorkshire-s-success-stories-can-push-the-case-for-devolution-1-8669257

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