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Yorkshire MP demands 'regional government for the North'

The North of England should have a 'regional government for the North', a West Yorkshire MP has claimed.

In a Parliamentary debate, the Labour MP for Halifax Linda Riordan told ministers it was time "for central government to let go a little bit".

Over a period of years, maybe even decades, the increasing centralism of decision making has left the North without a proper democratic and accountable voice that can champion the area, boost investment and protect jobs.

– Linda Riordan MP (Labour, Halifax)

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