Future Devolution for Warrington and Cheshire (press comment)

September 20, 2021 6:00 PM
By Cllr Bob Barr in Warrington Guardian

Bob from MailerThe Liberal Democrat Group welcomes the opening of discussions on a devolution deal with central government which would involve the Cheshire and Warrington Authorities working more closely together.

Whether a devolution deal and an elected executive mayor will benefit Warrington needs to be proven. We need to know the size of the prize for such a deal, but also consider the penalty that Warrington may have to pay if it doesn't participate.

This is a long-term decision for Warrington and requires the reconvening of an all-party working group to consider the options as was the case during previous devolution negotiations.

Full article: https://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/19593047.warrington-open-minded-devolution-deal-elected-mayor/