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Devolution News & Views

Devo Intelligence

Keir Starmer’s Shadow Cabinet – A bold start and six reasons for optimism

by Gill Morris on April 7, 2020

In other news, Keir Starmer was elected the new Leader of the Labour Party and he has made a bold …

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Gill Morris: Taking stock in a crisis

by Gill Morris on March 30, 2020

Where are we and what does Covid-19 mean for Boris’ promises and levelling-up? All our lives have been turned upside-down …

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Mayor Andy Street: UK’s coronavirus response is ‘supported and aided by devolution’

by DevoConnect on March 30, 2020

When I first sat down to write this column, I was expecting to be heading into a re-election campaign after …

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Steve Barwick: CV19 – DEVO3.0

by Steve Barwick on March 30, 2020

It has already become a cliché that the world will be changed forever by Coronavirus. That of course does not …

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Party Conference 2020

by DevoConnect on March 3, 2020

This year’s Party Conferences will be lively, exciting and full of fresh thinking! Now is the time to consider how …

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The North is everywhere.

by Kathryn Petrie on March 2, 2020

The recent election has led many people to divide the country into the north vs. the south. At Westminster there …

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The Devo 3.0 Review

by DevoConnect on February 27, 2020

Laying the foundations for more and better devolution. The Devolution White Paper  must deliver wider, deeper and better devolution and …

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The Health Devolution Commission Launch

by Steve Barwick on February 3, 2020

Health Devolution to go under the policy spotlight and back on the political agenda as independent and cross-party commission including …

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Ones to keep an eye on – who are the Tory rising stars?

by Olivia Meisl on January 31, 2020

With the influx of 109 new Conservative MPs, several are already standing out from the pack. The fall from grace …

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Will the General Election create a new Conservative Party?

by Jack Hutchison on December 9, 2019

In political lore, the Conservative Party’s guiding philosophy is pragmatism. Call it survival instinct. The left, partial to factional in-fighting, …

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Andy Burnham: Doing things differently is in Greater Manchester’s DNA

by Andy Burnham on May 1, 2019

There is no better example of Greater Manchester’s dynamic spirit than our city-region’s efforts to end the need for rough …

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Charlie Hoult: ‘Time for a Great North Mayor’

by Charlie Hoult on March 28, 2019

Conservative candidate for the North of Tyne mayor, Charlie Hoult, explains how the new role of Mayor offers the North …

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