Nick Responds to North East Devolution Deal
Nick has called for a ‘No’ option to be included in a future mayoral poll after the Chancellor signed two devolution deals for the north-east of England.
The inclusion of a ‘No’ option allows the people of the North East to decide whether they want a mayor, having rejected the idea in a referendum in 2012. Nick has also criticised the Government’s plans as “a lot of talk and no effective action.”
“The power to borrow more money and to tax ourselves more isn’t what is needed to solve the problems that the region faces — above all, the need to stimulate private sector investment in the north-east of England.”
Nick has asked a number of questions in Parliament on this which you can see here