Dan Peters 12 February 2019

Brokenshire slams door on One Yorkshire plan

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Communities secretary James Brokenshire has told regional leaders that their plans for a One Yorkshire metro mayor fails to meet the Government’s devolution criteria.

However, Mr Brokenshire said the Government was prepared to begin discussions about a ‘different, localist approach to devolution in Yorkshire’.

He continued: ‘We know there is local appetite for other devolution elsewhere in Yorkshire, with representations having been made previously by the Leeds city region, York and North Yorkshire and the Humber Estuary.

‘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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