No Solution In Yorkshire Devolution Talks

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A report by Victoria Prest in The Press

High level talks called by Government ministers have failed to solve the devolution row over new powers for Yorkshire.

Council bosses from across North, West and East Yorkshire were in Westminster today to talk about the competing bids for new powers in the county, but after the meeting said little new agreement had been found.

York’s council leader Chris Steward was there, along with North Yorkshire County Council’s Carl Les and local authority chiefs from the East Riding, West Yorkshire and Harrogate.

Afterwards, Cllr Steward said the meeting had “focused minds” and said: “It was the first time we have had all the people who matter in the same room.”

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