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Queen's Speech: LGA call for devolution to all corners of England

"The Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill is great news for our larger cities but we want to make sure the benefits of devolution reach all corners of England," comments LGA Chair, David Sparks.

David Sparks, Chair of the Local Government Association, said:

"The Cities Devolution Bill is great news for our larger cities but we want to make sure the benefits of devolution reach all corners of England.

"Making decisions at a more local level will bring about huge economic and social benefits and with non-metropolitan England responsible for 56 per cent of economic output the case for wider devolution is clear.

"Like the communities secretary we believe the push to decentralise power should be extended to these non-urban areas and are ready to work with the government to meet this aspiration."

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