South Yorkshire metro mayor ‘could push through vital transport plans’

A directly-elected mayor could help drive forward ambitious transport plans and deliver a £500 million boost to the South Yorkshire economy, it was claimed today.

Civic and business leaders from the Sheffield City Region (SCR), covering Barnsley, Doncaster, Sheffield and Rotherham, met for a presentation on the area’s transport strategy for the next 22 years, which is currently under public consultation.

Former Sheffield MP Richard Caborn, councillor Ben Curran and Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis have all announced they intend to be the Labour candidate for metro mayor, with an election due to be held in May. Mick Bower is the Yorkshire Party candidate and David Allen, of the English Democrats, will also stand.

Read more at: https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/south-yorkshire-metro-mayor-could-push-through-vital-transport-plans-1-8995157

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