The Yorkshire Party will be campaigning in central Sheffield tomorrow (Saturday, March 17) as part of their “lift-off”for the mayoral election in May.
They will talking to local people about Mick’s plans for Mayor and getting support for the One Yorkshire devolution proposal currently being considered by the Government.
Mick Bower who lives in Whiston, said ahead of the event: “As Mayor, I will fight to get the best devolution deal available for the people of South Yorkshire.
“The people of Barnsley and Doncaster voted for the One Yorkshire deal back in December but the petty politics of the local Labour leaders looking out for their own personal interests has meant the voices of those who want a better devolution deal are being ignored.
“The Sheffield City Region is too small and the Mayor will not have the powers necessary to make real change happen but will cost a small fortune. It’s a white elephant!”
Stewart Arnold has already urged the scrapping of the wasteful Sheffield poll.
Members will be gathering in Sheffield for the Party’s Spring Conference. Guest speaker will be Richard Morris, author of Yorkshire: A Lyrical History of England’s Greatest County.
*See Mick Bower’s recent interview on Sheffield Live TV on the Sheffield Mayoral election and the Yorkshire Party’s One Yorkshire campaign at https://vimeo.com/260800144