On Yorkshire Day 2017, seventeen councils in Yorkshire said they want to unite behind a devolution deal for the first time and a “coalition of the willing” is being called for by several council leaders.
However, despite a range of proposals, councils have so far failed to agree on a united Yorkshire-wide deal.
Sheffield City Council, as well as other councils in South Yorkshire, have been working towards a separate government deal for the Sheffield City Region, but Doncaster and Barnsley councils recently stated that they were also looking at a complete Yorkshire devolution proposal instead.
What are your views on Yorkshire Devolution? Vote in our YEN research poll and share your opinions in the comment box below the poll.
For more information on Devolution, watch the Q&A session video from a recent YEN networking event, chaired by John Grogan (Keighley MP) and Gerry Sutcliffe (Former Bradford South MP)
Should Yorkshire Strive For Devolution?
- Yes - One Yorkshire with the power to bring more benefits to the region (81%)
- Yes - But we should have separate deals for the Leeds, Sheffield and Hull City Regions (11%)
- No - Yorkshire wouldn't benefit from any sort of Devolution deal (7%)