The new PM must pick up the devolution baton

Andrew Carter writes for The MJ on committing to the devolution agenda

Press release published on 8 June 2017

Only two years ago we were experiencing a ‘race to the top’ on city devolution. During the 2015 election campaign, the Conservatives introduced their plan for devolving powers to combined authorities which agreed to elect mayors while Labour committed to devolving £30bn worth of funding to city regions.

Jump to 2017 and, while progress has been made in six regions, it would be remiss to ignore the difference in tone on devolution since Theresa May entered Downing Street and Jeremy Corbyn became Labour leader.

Read the full article in The MJ

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