Response to West Yorkshire devolution deal announcement

Cllr Tim Swift

The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, responds to the West Yorkshire devolution deal(external link) announced today as part of the Chancellor’s Budget

“This is a good deal for Calderdale and for West Yorkshire, devolving significant powers and investment from a national to a regional level.

“Our focus will be on supporting local priorities: increasing investment in our regional infrastructure and building an inclusive economy which provides good quality employment in our towns and cities.

“We will also prioritise improvements to public transport so it offers a practical and sustainable alternative to car use, improving air quality by reducing congestion and supporting our work to tackle climate change.”

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