Combined Authorities in the News!

Combined Authorities are in the news right across the country. Here is what the news & media are saying today.

Liverpool councils’ devolution bid

The BBC reveals that council leaders have agreed a bid for a devolution deal that could pave the way for a Liverpool City Region elected mayor. Wirral Council leader Phil Davies said it was an “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” and the measures would also give authorities in Liverpool, Wirral, Sefton, Knowsley and St. Helens greater control over funding in areas such as transport, housing and planning.BBC News


Progress in West Midlands talks

Solihull Council leader Bob Sleigh, the chairman of the shadow board for the West Midlands Combined Authority, has said that progress is being made in the talks for the proposed new combined authority. However he warned that the political shake-up in the region will not be as deep as Greater Manchester.The Birmingham Post, Page: 11


Mayors key to Yorkshire deal

James Wharton, the Government minister responsible for the Northern Powerhouse, has said that installing elected mayors in Yorkshire will be central to any deals to give the region powers over its own affairs that match Manchester’s. IMG_5326 City cOUNCIL mEETINGYorkshire Post, Page: 4

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more


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