Hull council leader makes unity appeal


Published: Thursday 4th December 2014 by The News Editor

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Hull could be denied the opportunity to play a leading role in the creation of a northern powerhouse if the idea of a combined authority is rejected by its neighbours, according to the leader of the city council.

Councillor Stephen Brady said that a combined authority would allow Hull and the wider region to enjoy devolved powers and join the bid to create an economic power in the north of England.

Mr Brady made the remarks after Chancellor George Osborne revealed investment for innovation, culture and transport in other northern city regions as part of the Autumn Statement.

Hull is the major economic driver for the Humber energy estuary, according to Mr Brady, and should be “integral” to the northern powerhouse agenda.

Mr Brady fears that this will not happen unless combined authority status is secured for the region, adding that it is “more urgent than ever” that a political agreement is secured.

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Published: Thursday 4th December 2014 by The News Editor

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  • Kevin Marshall

    Then let the individual residents vote on it then.
    I’ll lay a pound to a bag of manure they will want the two regions to keep their seperate identity.
    A council coalition? get real.

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