Yorkshire First targets devolution

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Published: Wednesday 1st April 2015 by The News Editor

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Yorkshire First, which has candidates in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire, has begun its campaign to bring devolution to the county and to give its residents a “real voice”, according to its leader.

Having stood in the last EU elections the party, which launched last year, is now preparing for its first general election.

A total of 19,017 people voted for the party in the EU elections and it has candidates in the running for 13 seats in the county on May 7, including Haltemprice & Howden (Diana Wallis), Hull East (Martin Clayton), Beverley & Holderness (Lee Walton), Hull North (Vicky Butler) and East Yorkshire (Stewart Arnold).

Mr Carter, a former member of the Labour Party, is standing for Parliament in Dewsbury and is up against Conservative MP Simon Reevell.

He says the party will have some influence on what happens in “ultra-marginal seats”.

Mr Carter, a former teacher, says Yorkshire First wants a Yorkshire Parliament rather than a “glorified county council” but he insists it is not about independence but a “stronger UK”.

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Published: Wednesday 1st April 2015 by The News Editor

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