Talks bring devolution closer for Yorkshire

By Martin Ford | 27 January 2020

Devolution came a step closer in Yorkshire this week as ministers met with leaders from across the county.

However, new polling by the RSA think-tank suggests the public remains unconvinced that the mayoral model makes for the best form of local government.

It found that slightly more members of the public favoured abolition of mayors (28%) compared to those in favour of extending mayors across England (24%).

One in three agreed council leaders provided a ‘better voice’ than mayors would, compared to 12% who disagreed.

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