Theresa May states her commitment to devolution
by Sam Popper on September 23, 2016, posted in The North categories
The new Prime Minister sought to alleviate doubts over her commitment to the project, writing in the MEN this week. She said ‘a crucial part’ of her commitment to the North is the devolution of power to cities. May also noted her appointment of Northerners in the key devolution cabinet roles: Sajid Javid as Communities Secretary, Andrew Percy as Northern Powerhouse Minister, and Lord Jim O’Neill’s responsibility for the Northern Powerhouse. However Lord O’Neill has since resigned from Government.