Durham County Council says it will hold a poll for local residents following last week's announcement of a devolution deal for the North East.
Speaking at a council meeting this morning, Councillor Simon Henig said the poll in County Durham would take place in the New Year.
He said full details of the question or questions still need to be agreed by the council
It is not yet known how the results of the poll will affect the delivery of powers to the region.
Dave Roberts has confirmed that he will stand as Elected Mayor for ‘Teesside and Darlington’ under the new plans for devolution deal.Read the full story ›
The Chancellor George Osborne has signed an agreement to devolve powers to the Tees Valley in what he calls a 'historic day' for the region.
He will sign off a similar agreement this afternoon for another mayor, who will have powers covering Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham.
The two new mayors will have powers over policies such as planning, transport and the economy.
Paul Brand: "While disagreement and debate still lingers, we shouldn't lose sight of how massive these two deals are."Read the full story ›
Voters will elect a mayor in 2017 who will work oversee the powers transferred from the Government as part of the devolution deal.Read the full story ›
A £450 million deal to deliver new powers to the Tees Valley will be signed in Stockton today.Read the full story ›
Chancellor George Osborne will visit Gateshead today to sign a deal as new powers are transferred to North East and Tees ValleyRead the full story ›
Tees Valley leaders have welcomed a devolution deal from the Government worth £450 million over 30 years.Read the full story ›
ITV News Tyne Tees has obtained details of one of the deals for devolution to the North East and Tees Valley which, it is understood, will be announced tomorrow.
The North East combined authority will receive powers over things including transport, housing and skills, with £30 million to spend every year for 30 years.
It is thought elections for so-called 'metro-mayors' will take place in 2017.
Details of the Tees Valley combined authority deal are believed to be similar to the deal for the North East.
Full details of the deals are expected to be announced on Friday October 23.
- Watch Frances Read's report on the disagreement and debate that has finally led to a deal.
Meanwhile, Newcastle East MP Nick Brown has told ITV News Tyne Tees that "ballot papers in a future mayoral election should contain the option to vote 'No' to all of this."
He added, "the power to borrow more money and to tax ourselves more isn’t what is needed to solve the problems that the region faces, above all, the need to stimulate private sector investment in the North East of England. This is a lot of talk and no effective action.”
It is understood devolution deals for the Tees Valley combined authority and the North East combined authority will be announced tomorrow.Read the full story ›