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Councils back West of England devolution deal

Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire Councils have voted tonight to back a devolution deal for the West of England.

Only North Somerset Council has voted against the devolution deal Credit: ITV News

The deal - including a "Metro Mayor" - would see the region take over decisions on areas like transport and housing from central Government.

£30m
The amount of investment per year the deal would bring the West.

It would bring £30 million a year in investment.

North Somerset Council earlier voted against the move.

South Gloucestershire Council took longer to make its mind up as a number of councillors wanted to defer the decision until the country's situation is more certain following the EU Referendum.

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