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Metro mayors and how role can prosper in West Yorkshire – The Yorkshire Post says

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Another milestone on Yorkshire’s devolution journey, the city-region approach is, like it or not, the Government’s preferred policy and it would be counter-productive to defy Ministers at this point.

But it will also require WYCA to reach out to residents of Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Bradford and Calderdale and respect those still sceptical about this tier of bureaucracy’s inception.

First, this means the new body being precise about its intentions and accepting that total transparency will be a pre-requisite from the very outset.

Second, the unfettered recruitment of executives – all at the taxpayers’ expense – is still to be matched by lasting change when it comes to transport, skills and economy. There’s work to do here.

Third, WYCA needs to demonstrate how it intends to work........

© Yorkshire Evening Post