Bob Buxton, Leader of the Yorkshire Party, has today advised us that a petition to Parliament has just been launched titled:
“Allow a referendum on devolving powers to a Yorkshire Regional Parliament”
The petition says:
The people of Yorkshire deserve the choice of a Regional Parliament, rather than having a mayoral system forced upon them. Yorkshire needs powers and funding similar to Scotland and Wales, directly accountable to Yorkshire people, to create a thriving region within a stronger, fairer UK.
A powerful, properly funded Yorkshire Regional Parliament can help to even up the UK by rebuilding Yorkshire’s transport and infrastructure, empowering education and healthcare, building greener homes and driving economic recovery. A divided Yorkshire with powerless, underfunded mayors cannot.
This decision about Yorkshire should be made directly by the people of Yorkshire, not London. Please sign to give Yorkshire its democratic right to choose a prosperous future with powerful devolution.
You can access the petition to sign it via this link:
At 10,000 signatures…
At 10,000 signatures, government will respond to this petition
At 100,000 signatures…
At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament
Please sign and circulate the petition via your social media platforms.