Chris Whitwood Picture: Robbie MacDonald
Yorkshire Party Deputy Leader Chris Whitwood has attacked the latest Budget as again letting down the people of Yorkshire.
“This was a Budget that offered nothing for Yorkshire. Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, uttered warm words about devolution – but actions speak louder than words.
“The actions of this Government involve ignoring the 18 Yorkshire council leaders, along with the Mayor of Sheffield City Region, who are passionately arguing for a One Yorkshire devolution settlement.
“Mr Hammond spoke at length about how he was investing in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Greater London – but once again, Yorkshire misses out.
“This was a Budget with no investment in Yorkshire and no progress towards giving Yorkshire the powers we need to invest in our own future.
“The UK Government continues to let our region down. This Budget proves it is time for Yorkshire to take control of its own affairs.”
Philip Hammond picture: UK Parliament