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 Minister and MP for Stockton South, James Wharton says that ‘one size fits all’ approach would give people power to boost jobs and skills in the area.

There has been much deliberation over this devolution , but even still other areas in the country like Manchester and Sheffield have signed up to having an elected mayor and this shows that there is a plea for them.


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