New leader ‘will broker a Yorkshire devolution deal by end of year’

The newly elected chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority has pledged to help broker a “meaningful” county-wide devolution deal with Ministers by the end of the year – but promised to be “pragmatic and flexible with the Government” in doing so.

The combined authority – made up of the five West Yorkshire councils and York – has elected Bradford Council leader Susan Hinchcliffe to lead it.

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