Tag Archives: Home Rule For Yorkshire

YP Exclusive: ‘Cabinet of Mayors’ model could be solution to Yorkshire’s devolution deadlock

A CABINET of four mayors serving each of the four corners of Yorkshire could be the solution to solving the region’s deadlock over devolution, a former Treasury minister has claimed. Lord Jim O’Neill said the Government would not accept under … Continue reading

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Dan Jarvis: One Yorkshire – Together we can, and will, be a force for change

IT is make your mind up time for the residents of Barnsley and Doncaster. From today, they will be receiving ballot papers for a community poll on the future of devolution for Yorkshire. Theirs is a big responsibility; the decision … Continue reading

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Peter Box: Cities must come together to bring opportunity for all

AS Chair of the 22 Key Cities, ten of which are in the North, I welcome the launch of the Northern Powerhouse All Party Parliamentary Group yesterday. Why wouldn’t I? It will be another voice lobbying for Northern cities, towns … Continue reading

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Let voters decide our future before region pays price

THIS week Barnsley Council and Doncaster Council unanimously agreed to hold a community poll so local people can have their say on devolution. It isn’t your average consultation. Instead, every resident on our electoral registers will receive a ballot paper … Continue reading

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Barnsley and Doncaster councils to hold devolution ‘referendum’

A referendum on plans for devolution in South Yorkshire will take place in Barnsley and Doncaster after councillors backed a public vote. People in both towns will be asked to choose between the government-backed Sheffield City Region deal or a … Continue reading

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Gary Verity: ‘We have more that unites than divides us’

Gary Verity: ‘We have more that unites than divides us’ YORKSHIRE’S strength as a place and a brand is its diversity. My job as chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire is to cut through the predictable clichés and the stereotyping, … Continue reading

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Secretary of State agrees to meet Yorkshire MPs to discuss future of devolution

Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid has agreed to meet with Yorkshire and Humber MPs in a bid to progress the debate around devolution for the region. The intervention comes amid a stand-off over the prospect of a One Yorkshire deal … Continue reading

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