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

‘Sheffield first and then we’ll talk Yorkshire’ – Leaders gather for special debate on devolution divide

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Politicians from both sides of the ongoing devolution divide in South Yorkshire met for a special debate on the economic future of the region. The event was organised by all five South Yorkshire newspapers – The Star, Doncaster Free Press, … Continue reading

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

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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