Devolution for Merseyside? But on whose terms? – Beware Labour Leaders & Tory Government will want to impose a package

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-34060526

The BBC has the story – see link above

Council leaders have agreed to submit a bid for a devolution deal that could pave the way for an elected mayor in the Liverpool City Region.

‘We need to come up with a really ambitious package’

So what’s going to be in the devolution package? Who is going to be consulted about it? Will Joe and Jane Soap here on Merseyside get any chance to have a say on the package before it is sent off to the Tory Government?

All we know is that the 6 Labour Council Leaders across Merseyside want a package and that they want it to be ambitious but based on their now legendary inability to get on with each other what hope can we have?

Devolution of powers? YES, as a Liberal it is what I have fought for all my political life and in times when neither Tories nor Red Tories (Labour) believed in it at all.

A Metro Mayor? NO – I don’t want the communities of Merseyside to run from Liverpool Town Hall by Joe Anderson or anyone else for that matter.

Here are Lib Dem Cllr. Richard Kemp’s views via the Liverpool Echo:-

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-city-region-devolution-list-9935622

2 thoughts on “Devolution for Merseyside? But on whose terms? – Beware Labour Leaders & Tory Government will want to impose a package

  1. Alan Thompson says:

    It’s the way forward Tony or we will be left behind

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