Opposing efforts from Labour leaders in West Yorkshire – including Bradford – to exclude large parts of Yorkshire from any devolution deal. Conservative leaders across West and North Yorkshire have lobbied hard to prevent a West Yorkshire only deal that would divide the county. Group Leader Cllr Simon Cooke:
“Yorkshire is a fantastic brand but Labour in Bradford and Leeds would prefer to lose that brand so as to exclude opposition politicians from power and control.
Conservatives in Bradford are working hard to get a settlement that makes Yorkshire the next biggest devolved authority after London and Scotland.”