North East devolution: The region decides

All seven councils which form the North East Combined Authority are deciding whether to approve the devolution deal, signed with George Osborne last autumn.

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North Tyneside Council agrees North East devolution deal

North Tyneside Council has confirmed it is prepared to sign up to the North East devolution agreement to establish the North East Combined Authority.

The decision was made at a council meeting tonight.

“For too long decisions about this region and our residents have been made in London by people who don’t necessarily understand the needs of our communities.

“Here in North Tyneside we want important decisions about this region to be taken here in the north east, not in London. We want the power to invest in our own economy and create jobs. We also want to have better regulation of our local transport, including setting bus fares and bus routes; and making sure that skills funding is targeted at local business needs.

– Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn

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