Sunderland ‘did not reject’ Government’s devolution deal – Council leader speaks out in face of criticism



Sunderland City Council leader Paul Watson has hit back at claims the authority has rejected a devolution deal worth millions.
Last month, the Government’s Northern Powerhouse proposals were scrapped after four of the seven North East councils – including Sunderland - voted against the deal to boost job creation and transport powers.
The collapse of the deal raised fears it could leave the city trailing behind other local authorities in the North East after it was revealed Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland are to try for their own joint deal.
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17 October 2016 in Regional North East, Views: 28
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