New Cheshire devolution deal to be unveiled “in coming weeks”


Category: Cheshire & Warrington

According to the BBC, Cheshire has agreed a devolution deal with the Treasury which is set to be announced “in the coming weeks”. Three of Cheshire’s four councils submitted a bid to the Government last summer which claimed that a deal would “create 112,000 jobs, improve transport and boost business”. However, the region’s MPs are not agreed on whether Cheshire should be made to adopt an elected Mayor as part of the deal, with Conservative MP for Warrington South David Mowat in favour of the proposals and Helen Jones, Labour MP for Warrington North opposed. The issue is set to be debated in Parliament next week.

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