Surprise as devolution deal is rejected

Talks are sought with the Government over devolution for Yorkshire.

Councils in Yorkshire are calling for a meeting with the Communities Secretary, James Brokenshire, following his rejection of a devolution proposal.

The plan would've seen some powers given to the county by central government, under the control of an elected mayor.

The Minister said he would consider different devolution ideas for parts of the county.

The Leader of the Yorkshire Party, Stewart Arnold, says momentum is being lost: "We're losing out and places like Manchester and Liverpool are marching on with their own devolution plans and Yorkshire is struggling to catch up.This pushes us further down the road and I don't know where we go from here."  

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