Driscoll urges Labour to back fiscal devolution

By Dan Peters | 16 June 2022

North of Tyne’s Labour Mayor Jamie Driscoll has urged his party to back fiscal devolution.

Asked what difference a Labour Government would make at an event hosted by the Institute for Government think-tank, Mayor Driscoll said: ‘Frankly, until you give us the financial tools to close the loop it’s only ever going to be better delivery.

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