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News in brief: Top West Yorks devolution official steps down; culture cash for Leeds; Labour row over new free school

West Yorkshire’s top devolution official stepping down The West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s head of policy, strategy and communications, Rob Norreys, is leaving the organisation at the end of the month. Given the fact that Mr Norreys (effectively the organisation’s number … Continue reading

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Dear West Yorks Combined Authority, can you please tell us what’s going on with OUR devolution?

Given the secrecy and lack of democratic accountability that’s emerging over the deal being struck with Westminster over devolution for West Yorkshire, I thought I’d write an open letter to the people who are negotiating the deal ON OUR BEHALF. … Continue reading

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New politics? Not in West Yorkshire. Here’s how we do devolution

Whenever you turn the telly or radio on these days, there’s some commentator or politician spouting on about how – after the Scottish vote on independence and the rise of UKIP – we’re living through an era of “new politics”. … Continue reading

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