North and North East Lincolnshire Councils re-affirmed their desire to secure a devolution deal for the region on Tuesday, reports the Grimsby Telegraph.
The leaders of the two councils said in a joint statement that
“There’s a clear will to make devolution happen. We don’t want to miss out on this vital opportunity to transform the area for the better, creating essential jobs and business opportunities.
“We have got this far, and we will continue to work with our partners to help secure the best deal possible. We are jointly confirming our firm commitment to secure strong devolution and extra money for Greater Lincolnshire.”
However, the cards rest with Lincolnshire County Council, who make up three quarters of the area. They seem unlikely to want to go ahead unless there is a shift from the Government on the requirement for elected mayors.