Campaign for a Yorkshire Parliament : Statement

The Campaign for a Yorkshire Parliament issued the following statement after the West Yorkshire devolution deal was announced in the budget.

While we welcome recent developments to devolve powers to parts of Yorkshire, this is not enough.

With 75% of people within the region identifying with Yorkshire, there is still a strong case for a Yorkshire wide parliament.

An independent study commissioned by 18 of Yorkshire’s council leaders found that there is “strong evidence” that Yorkshire is a coherent economic area and business supports devolution at a regional level. The study demonstrates clearly that, by working together as one, Yorkshire can firmly establish itself as a global brand and deliver economic and social benefits that could transform communities across the county.

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