Time after time London has decided what’s best for Yorkshire – and got it wrong. This has to change. People in Yorkshire themselves must set their own priorities and determine how their money is best spent.

We believe only an Assembly for Yorkshire with meaningful powers to impact proactively on people’s lives in Yorkshire can deliver the economic, social and democratic change we so desperately need here. Only an Assembly can empower our residents and represent our diversity. We also believe that, just as we want devolved powers from London, power should be devolved within Yorkshire itself.

In short, the Yorkshire Party’s vision is one of subsidiarity – where powers are exercised as close to the people as possible.