North-East Devolution

The North East of England and Tees Valley will be given an elected mayor each, to control regional issues and this has been announced by George Osborne. The people will choose an elected mayor in 2017, despite the no vote in 2004. This will happen as part of the Northern Powerhouse deal. The Northern Powerhouse … Continue reading North-East Devolution


English Votes For English Laws: What is proposed?

There are plans to introduce "English votes for English laws" for MPs have been voted through in the House of Commons.Β The government won the backing of MPs by 312 to 270 votes. A series of amendments by Lib Dem and Labour MPs were also defeated. Pete Wishart, a SNP MP, feels that Scottish MPs would … Continue reading English Votes For English Laws: What is proposed?