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

Yorkshire devolution: United front as Wakefield council leader Peter Box now backs region-wide deal

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Yorkshire devolution: United front as Wakefield council leader Peter Box now backs region-wide deal Yorkshire was presenting a united front on devolution today after an 18th council leader came out in support of a region-wide deal. Wakefield Council leader Peter … Continue reading

Yorkshire devolution: Deal inches closer as Rotherham leader takes ‘pragmatic’ approach

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The prospect of an agreement over Yorkshire devolution is closer to becoming reality after the leader of Rotherham council revealed he was willing to accept an unelected Sheffield City Region mayor serving a term of only two years. Chris Read … Continue reading

The Yorkshire Post says: Now is the time for Yorkshire to decide its own destiny

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Yorkshire devolution debate underway as South Yorkshire councils call for forthcoming mayoral election to be scrapped A debate on the future of Yorkshire devolution has got underway at Westminster Hall, as two South Yorkshire councils say the region’s forthcoming mayoral … Continue reading

Reaction as Barnsley and Doncaster voters back “One Yorkshire” deal

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Reaction as Barnsley and Doncaster voters back “One Yorkshire” deal COUNCIL chiefs have been criticised for missing the chance to “seize vital powers” from Westminster. Liberal Democrat councillor Dr Adam Carter (pictured) spoke out after Barnsley and Doncaster residents voted … Continue reading

Devolution row: Minister’s compromise as he says South Yorkshire councils can join region-wide deal

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Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has offered a lifeline to the supporters of a One Yorkshire devolution deal after telling council leaders they may be allowed to join if they commit to a more limited Sheffield City Region agreement first. In … Continue reading