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How do we get through the devolution logjam and unleash Yorkshire's potenti...
Sat 20 May 2017, 11:00 – 13:00 BST
There is a logjam in the devolution process in Yorkshire. Disagreement between local authorities in the proposed Sheffield City Region and a lack of agreement in the proposed West Yorkshire City Region, centred around Leeds, has postponed any elections for Metro Mayors in Yorkshire until 2018 at the earliest. However, elsewhere in the country, not least in Greater Manchester, mayoral elections will take place, and in turn advance those cities and communities economically. Yorkshire is in danger of missing out.
There are some solutions as to how the obstructions can be removed. There is an increasing momentum for a pan-Yorkshire settlement and for a Scottish style parliament for the whole of the county.
There is a growing momentum towards an all Yorkshire settlement, rather than one which divides the county into City Regions. This is reflected in the speeches and statements by many across the political spectrum. Others in turn have taken the view that the best way for Yorkshire to be governed is for the creation of modern, accountable, Yorkshire parliament elected by a fair voting system.
Join us to look at ways to ease the devolution logjam and unleash Yorkshire's potential. Quite simply, we want to promote the idea of a Campaign for a Yorkshire Parliament. We see this campaign utilising the best aspects of the Scottish and Welsh experiences and the best aspect of our county – our people.
We want your support. We would like you at our meeting in Leeds which will bring people together from across political parties, from business, trade unions, faith groups, arts, sports, civic society and the broad Yorkshire population in general.