Q4. Wouldn’t an Regional Parliament cost us all a lot more?


The Yorkshire Party is confident that a new democratic settlement for Yorkshire would actually save money and boost the Yorkshire economy. The increased democratisation of the UK would lead to the abolition of a large number of unelected bodies, and the Regional Parliament of Yorkshire would also ensure that much of the business of government and administration, presently carried out in places such as Birmingham or London, would be happening in Yorkshire – creating a significant number of well-paid new jobs. 

A Regional Parliament would also be best placed to manage the expenditure of the majority of the public sector in Yorkshire and to create the conditions to develop a more successful and sustainable Yorkshire economy.