Dan Jarvis Picture: Labour
One of the hopefuls in the race to become Labour’s candidate in May’s Sheffield City Region Mayoral contest has included ‘Humberside’ in his map on his campaign website, which has caused much derision amongst Yorkshire folk.
Terry Walls, chair of the local East Riding branch of the Yorkshire Party, said:”Humberside has not existed since the mid 1990s and throughout its incarnation in over 20 years was much loathed by people, on both the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire sides of the Humber estuary.”
Mick Bower, the Yorkshire Party Mayoral candidate for the Sheffield City Region added: “One of the Labour hopefuls for Sheffield City Region Mayor – Dan Jarvis – has set himself up as the only person in the mayoral race who can deliver a One Yorkshire devolution deal but his map seems to suggest that he doesn’t really know where the traditional county of Yorkshire starts and ends.”
“I wonder what he thinks One Yorkshire is!”
The Yorkshire Devolution Movement tweeted to Dan Jarvis: “Dan, please can you confirm the geography to which you refer?”
“You mention ‘Yorkshire & the Humber’ yet your map shows only parts of Yorkshire, you refer to 20 LAs when Y&H has 22 and you depict an area as ‘Humberside’ which is actually the ceremonial ‘East Riding of Yorkshire’.”
Page 7 of Dan Jarvis’ Manifesto for Mayor shows ‘Humberside’ but covering only Hull and the rest of the East Riding.