Give people a say over devolution

Yorkshire's Council Leaders are planning to chop up Yorkshire and impose a 'Mayor of Greater Leeds' on Harrogate, Selby, York, Wakefield, Skipton and Bradford, with a 'Mayor of Greater Sheffield' ruling over Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster.

Yorkshire First thinks the public deserve a say over these plans, before it is too late.

We demand that Council Leaders withdraw their plans and hold a referendum on what form devolution in Yorkshire should take. Major decisions about our future shouldn't be subject to a cozy backroom deal between George Osborne and the leaders of various Councils.

Please sign this petition to give the people of Yorkshire a say!

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  • signed 2015-12-28 17:42:35 +0000
  • @SimonTreen tweeted link to this page. 2015-10-13 18:48:23 +0100
    I'm backing @YorkshireFirst's call that people should be given the final say on the Yorkshire devolution deals. http://www.yorkshirefirst.org.uk/give_people_a_say?recruiter_id=1772
  • signed 2015-10-13 18:46:31 +0100
  • signed 2015-10-01 09:31:00 +0100
  • @SimonTreen tweeted link to this page. 2015-09-29 17:25:51 +0100
    I'm backing @YorkshireFirst's call that people should be given the final say on the Yorkshire devolution deals. http://www.yorkshirefirst.org.uk/give_people_a_say?recruiter_id=1772
  • signed 2015-09-22 23:14:20 +0100
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-20 21:39:41 +0100
    sign here if you want a say on whether you live in #Yorkshire or Sheffieldshire or Leedsshire
  • @kingbagcarrier tweeted link to this page. 2015-09-20 21:39:38 +0100
    sign here if you want a say on whether you live in #Yorkshire or Sheffieldshire or Leedsshire http://www.yorkshirefirst.org.uk/give_people_a_say?recruiter_id=1730
  • signed 2015-09-20 21:35:59 +0100
  • signed 2015-09-14 23:16:06 +0100
    Harrogate, York, Selby and Skipton will lose all semblance of independence if swallowed up by Leeds. North Yorkshire should make its own bid for regional autonomy or better would be a bid from the whole of Yorkshire, afterall Yorkshire has a population and GDP similar to that of Scotland.
  • signed 2015-09-14 11:50:05 +0100
    Leeds has already voted against an Elected Mayor. Do other local areas want to potentially lose their identity and be ‘swallowed up’ into a Greater Leeds.
  • signed 2015-09-13 11:40:05 +0100
  • signed 2015-09-12 20:01:30 +0100
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-12 18:27:32 +0100
    I'm backing @YorkshireFirst's call that people should be given the final say on the Yorkshire devolution deals.
  • signed 2015-09-12 18:24:59 +0100
  • signed 2015-09-11 18:36:06 +0100
  • signed 2015-09-11 18:09:03 +0100
    We should have the opportunity to decide our future in a democratic way. Hopefully, we would choose to have one voice for the whole of Yorkshire.
  • signed 2015-09-11 17:50:00 +0100
  • signed 2015-09-11 14:49:29 +0100
    If Harrogate wants to go in with Leeds, let them – but only Harrogate, not all the surrounding villages.
  • signed 2015-09-11 14:29:31 +0100
    It is time we as Yorkshire men and woman stood together for the greater good of the whole of Yorkshire and it’s people.
  • signed via 2015-09-11 10:37:22 +0100
    I love this county. And to see it chopped up is a disgrace.
  • signed 2015-09-10 19:16:37 +0100
    Yorkshire is a single entity and needs to present itself as such and speak in unison. It is economically and politically viable for it to be devolved within the UK.
  • signed 2015-09-10 14:42:12 +0100
  • signed 2015-09-09 23:19:43 +0100
    I am Yorkshire, for we are many! We must stand together or we will lose our Yorkshire ways, i refuse to watch our county become watered down and left out to dry, its time we had a voice, had a choice and stood together and fight for what we love, otherwise what is the point, i hope one day we will have One Yorkshire, united and strong.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-09 11:17:25 +0100
    I'm backing @YorkshireFirst's call that people should be given the final say on the Yorkshire devolution deals.
  • @greenliberator tweeted link to this page. 2015-09-09 11:17:21 +0100
    I'm backing @YorkshireFirst's call that people should be given the final say on the Yorkshire devolution deals. http://www.yorkshirefirst.org.uk/give_people_a_say?recruiter_id=1917
  • signed via 2015-09-09 11:16:35 +0100
  • signed 2015-09-09 07:09:26 +0100
  • signed 2015-09-08 20:29:20 +0100
    Yorkshire is one county.The devolved arrangements need to recognise and reinforce The collective strength and capacity of the whole county.
  • signed 2015-09-08 13:58:56 +0100
    I’m a Labour Party member, and I oppose Yorkshire First behaving like a political party, but I strongly support the creation of a directly elected regional assembly for Yorkshire, not George Osborne’s cynical carve-up.

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