IPPR North report on devolution – Jon Trickett responds
Jon Trickett, Labour’s Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office and MP for Hemsworth, responding to a new report on devolution by the IPPR North said:
“This report provides even more definitive evidence that our over-centralised political system has failed the North of England, especially Yorkshire and the North East.
“As I have long argued, many of the English regions have been held back by successive Tory Governments in Westminster, who simply do not understand their unique needs.
“The path to regenerating regional economies, strengthening our many communities and providing opportunity to the millions that live across the country is through devolution. There is no way around it.
“It’s time for real power and real resources to be devolved and placed in the hands of local people.”