Ministers say they will not even discuss ‘One Yorkshire’ devolution despite town halls overwhelmingly backing it

Yorkshire political leaders who almost all support a region-wide devolution deal have been told by the Local Government Secretary it cannot go ahead as currently proposed, in a move which appears designed to break their unity at a crucial moment.
Local Government Secretary James Brokenshire has written to all the region’s 20 councils, 18 of which support a ‘One Yorkshire’ devolution deal, to say the Government is “not prepared” to discuss the proposals if they include any of the authorities which make up the Sheffield City Region.

Read more at: https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/ministers-say-they-will-not-even-discuss-one-yorkshire-devolution-despite-town-halls-overwhelmingly-backing-it-1-9245580

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