Stockton South Conservative MP James Wharton insists that devolution to Scotland will impact on our region - unless it also gains more local power.
James Wharton, Stockton South's Conservative MP, lays out some of the possibilities of devolved power in our region:
Sir Alan Beith, the MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed said that if powers go to Scotland and the region does nothing, the region could suffer.
"The Government have set a very short timetable to deliver extra powers to Scotland and this is the moment of opportunity. We've got to seize this moment and say at the same time you must make real progress on England, so that the UK as a whole has got a sensible structure of Government. If we let the powers go to Scotland and don't do anything at all then I think the North East will suffer. We must make sure that we benefit from this process."
UKIP leader Nigel Farage claims people in our region should be asked what they think about key issues, in the argument about devolving more power across England.
As the calls continue to devolve more power to the North East following the Scottish referendum, the UKIP leader Nigel Farage says the process works best at city or county level:
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Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council are hosting a clean-up of the town’s beaches as part of the Great British Beach Clean.
The litter pick, being held in partnership with the Marine Conservation Society, is appealing for volunteers in order to help survey and pick up the litter on the beach.
Running from 10am till 12pm on Friday 19th September, the litter pick will start from Majuba Road Car Park.
Councillor Christopher Massey, Cabinet Member for Environment and Rural Affairs said: “The Great British Beach Clean is a great activity to help Redcar & Cleveland remain looking its best. It would be brilliant if the volunteer turnout is high because it really brings a sense of community spirit to the clean-up which complements existing Council environmental services.”
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