Leaders meet to discuss One Yorkshire devolution with unity tested by Ministers

Civic leaders will hold key talks on ‘One Yorkshire’ devolution on Thursday with their unity tested after the Local Government Secretary refused to open discussions on a deal backed by the overwhelming majority. James Brokenshire has written to Sheffield City Region (SCR) Mayor Dan Jarvis and all the region’s 20 councils, 18 of which support a One Yorkshire deal, to say the Government is “not prepared” to discuss the proposals as they currently stand.

Read more at: https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/leaders-meet-to-discuss-one-yorkshire-devolution-with-unity-tested-by-ministers-1-9247058

‘United to deliver the will of Yorkshire’: Region’s leaders’ message to Government over devolution saga

Yorkshire’s political leaders today hit back at the Government in the ongoing row over a region-wide devolution deal as they called for Ministers to offer “a constructive approach and rapid progress in the coming weeks and months”.
Eighteen of the region’s 20 council leaders and metro mayor Dan Jarvis remained united in response to the claim by new Local Government Secretary James Brokenshire that he was currently “not prepared” to discuss a One Yorkshire deal.

Read more at: https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/united-to-deliver-the-will-of-yorkshire-region-s-leaders-message-to-government-over-devolution-saga-1-9248872

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