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

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

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Uniting Yorkshire. Dan Jarvis and changing dynamics of devolution debate

THE decision of a national politician of the stature of Dan Jarvis to bid to become Sheffield City Region’s first mayor is already changing the dynamics of the campaign. The Barnsley Central MP’s candidature as he seeks the Labour Party’s … Continue reading

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Yorkshire devolution: Minister finally agrees to meet council leaders over region-wide deal

Yorkshire council leaders will present their plan for a region-wide devolution deal to Communities Secretary Sajid Javid at a long-awaited meeting this month. Mr Javid has agreed to meet the All Party Parliamentary Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire Group in the … Continue reading

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Four council leaders to take part in Yorkshire devolution debate

THE leaders of four Yorkshire councils will take part in a public debate that will analyse how devolution could transform the region’s economy. The event, which has been organised by the Met Club, will feature speeches from Coun Susan Hinchcliffe, … Continue reading

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Yorkshire devolution: Calls for Government to act as council leaders reach agreement on interim mayor

The Government was coming under pressure today to agree to proposals for a two-year mayoral term in South Yorkshire, a major stepping stone on the path to a full region-wide devolution deal, after a significant concession on the issue by … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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