Plans for a single Yorkshire Mayor denied

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has for the time being ruled out the possibility of a Yorkshire metro mayor, according to The Municipal Journal (The MJ).

Brokenshire said that current plans for a Yorkshire mayor did not meet the Government’s devolution criteria but assured that the Government was open to a ‘different, localist approach to devolution in Yorkshire’.

He acknowledged that there was ‘local appetite’ for devolution across Yorkshire and said: ‘In line with current Government policy, we would be prepared to consider any proposals submitted on the basis that the Sheffield city region deal is completed, honouring the mayor’s commitment to local people and unlocking £900m investment in the area’.

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The Municipal Journal (The MJ) - Brokenshire slams door on One Yorkshire plan


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