Stewart Arnold Picture: Robbie MacDonald
Yorkshire Party Leader, Stewart Arnold has challenged the Government: “Yorkshire is missing out – where’s our devolution deal?”
In a speech to local members in Hull, he said: “It’s now almost a year since the vast majority of local council leaders in Yorkshire put in their One Yorkshire proposal for greater devolution for the whole of the county.
“We were told that we had to get the Sheffield City Mayor election out of the way. Well that happened over a month ago and we have heard nothing about the One Yorkshire deal since.
“The Yorkshire economy is seriously underperforming at the moment. The Government’s own estimates showed that having control of more of our own affairs here could boost the Yorkshire economy by as much as £13bn within10 years.
“We believe even that is undervaluing our potential.
“I understand the Government has a lot on it plate at the moment, but frankly to leave us dangling without any decision is nothing short of contempt.”