Cross party group of Northern politicians urge £100bn transport cash boost in Budget

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A cross party group of politicians, including senior Tory party grandees, have today taken the unprecedented step of coming together to urge the Chancellor Philip Hammond to commit £100 billion to transform the north’s rail and road network to prevent … Continue reading

The Yorkshire Post says: Devolution – why it’s time for county to seize control. What more does One Yorkshire have to do?

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YORKSHIRE remains the greatest of all counties thanks to its inspirational people and heroes from all walks of life who this newspaper is proud to celebrate on this unique day. Now, on Yorkshire Day, the white rose county needs – … Continue reading

Ministers say they will not even discuss ‘One Yorkshire’ devolution despite town halls overwhelmingly backing it

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Yorkshire political leaders who almost all support a region-wide devolution deal have been told by the Local Government Secretary it cannot go ahead as currently proposed, in a move which appears designed to break their unity at a crucial moment. … Continue reading

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