Category: Devolution

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Yorkshire takes another step towards regaining its voice

Alex Toal
North Yorkshire Devolution

Alex Toal writes on the latest step of devolution in North Yorkshire, as a months-long consultation process comes to an end. Speaking with John Harris from OneYorkshire, whatever happens, devolution in North Yorkshire will be far from perfect, but it is a star.

The Queen’s speech and the House of Lords

Natalie Bennett
house of lords

Natalie Bennett writes about the Queen’s speech and the House of Lords, looking at the contrast between the representative nature of the Scottish parliament, and the attacks on democracy at Westminster. Ironically, the unelected House of Lords may be the only effective opposition.

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A new chapter of devolution begins

Steve Barwick
devolution

Steve Barwick, director of DevoConnect, shows how important it is that devolution that empowers mayoral combined authorities is part of the solution to levelling-up and the economic recovery

Scotland and Westminster ripe for constitutional clash

Ian Kinsey
constitutional clash

On the heels of an election that was more like a pre-independence referendum, Ian Kinsey reports on an elections that challenged the justification of Scots to determine their future, provided some surprise and ethic milestones, and envoked the ghost of Edward II and Black Agnes. A constitutional clash could be round the corner

What can we learn from the local elections in Yorkshire?

Alex Toal
Yorkshire local elections

Alex Toal breaks down the results of the local elections and what they mean for Yorkshire. Broadly speaking they show the importance of well-advertised local leadership, along with the strength of both the Greens and Liberal Democrats, with the right-wing vote consolidated in the Conservatives.

Scottish elections herald the prologue to uncertainty

Ian Kinsey
scottish elections

Ian Kinsey looks at the importance of the Scottish elections today (6 May). The SNP are set to win the parliemtary elections, and with this comes the increased chances of another Scottish Independence referendum. Scottish (and other British) people will have to wait at least two days before they know the outcome.

Local elections preview: West Yorkshire

Alex Toal
West Yorkshire

Alex Toal finishes his local elections preview with a look at West Yorkshire. The county’s districts have a third of their councillors up for election, in addition to the first ever mayoral race.

Bob Buxton: The Yorkshire Party

John Hackett
yorkshire party

Bob Buxton talks to John Hackett about democracy, devolution, and the balance of West Yorkshire ahead of the inaugural city-region mayoral elections this May.

Local elections preview: South Yorkshire

Alex Toal
south_yorkshire_election

Alex Toal previews the local elections in South Yorkshire. With elections in all four of the county’s boroughs: Rotherham, Barnsley, Sheffield, and Doncaster, a lot is to play for. A lot may change, in the four major trends in the region. Exciting moves up ahead!

Cheap tricks from our wealthy chancellor

Andy Brown

Andy Brown breaks down the problems with the Chancellor, looking at its impact on care, education, waste management, and the government’s use of back room deals, cheap tricks, and pork barrel politics.