Devolution deals: 'The public need to be involved'

Simon Henig, Leader of Durham County Council Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Simon Henig, leader of Durham County council, has responded to a report from the Communities & Local Government (CLG) committee about a lack of public engagement over devolution deals.

He says more needs to be done to involve residents and that public opinion on devolution is important.

I've always thought that there needed to be more engagement with the public on the devolution agenda.

Simon Henig, Leader of Durham County Council