West of England devolution is backed by public

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A consultation which engaged over 2,000 residents showed that 1,109 (55 per cent) think a West of England Mayoral Combined Authority would benefit the West of England region, while 674 (34 per cent) said that they did not agree.

Tim Warren, leader of Bath and North East Somerset Council, said that  “We’re grateful to everyone who took part in the public consultation and attended the public events. I am pleased that overall the public supported the deal. The next step will be for the Secretary of State to consider the results and based on the comments received to determine if the deal goes ahead.

“Finally each council will be asked to endorse his decision in October. It is at that time all three authorities independently will come to a balanced view about what will be best for their areas.”

This story was originally reported in the Bath Chronicle.

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