Dan Jarvis hits back at One Yorkshire critics but accepts need for economic case

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Supporters of Yorkshire-wide attempts to win powers and money from Westminster must acknowledge the critics and produce an economic argument for devolution, the region’s first metro mayor has said. Dan Jarvis stressed he is “personally convinced” of the economic case … Continue reading

Dan Jarvis: ‘They said One Yorkshire couldn’t happen but now it’s within reach’

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Dan Jarvis: ‘They said One Yorkshire couldn’t happen but now it’s within reach’ The Barnsley Central MP is shortlisted for Sheffield city region mayor but is eyeing a more ambitious regional goal While Dan Jarvis doesn’t have much in common … Continue reading

Labour’s would-be South Yorkshire mayoral candidates face grilling from party executive

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The prospective Labour candidates to be Sheffield City Region mayor are to be questioned today by members of the party’s National Executive Committee. Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis, former Sports Minister Richard Caborn and Sheffield city councillor Ben Curran will all … Continue reading

The Yorkshire Post says: Progress at last? Emerging devolution consensus for One Yorkshire

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EVEN THOUGH Labour continues to be accused of offering insufficient clarity on the viability of its spending commitments or, more pertinently, its approach to Brexit, the national leadership’s neutrality over the One Yorkshire devolution deal is understandable. After all, there’s … Continue reading

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

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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 … Continue reading