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Huddersfield University survey shows 75.8% want devolved power to Yorkshire.

September 15, 2014

A survey by Huddersfield University presented on the BBC Politics Show yesterday showed 75.8% want devolved power to Yorkshire. It can be seen here about 53 mins in. There are several other interesting findings too not least the strong sense of ‘Yorkshireness’ which exists in God’s Own. That 75.8% incidentally is roughly in line with the recent polls in the Yorkshire Post which put support for a devolved assembly in the high 60s.

Also, views to this blog (since its inception in March 2013) passed 20,000 earlier today. Many thanks to all those who have dropped by to read and comment and especially to all those who have contributed. This month in particular has seen record views (now running at over 80 a day), perhaps not surprising given the interest the Scottish referendum is generating in the whole idea of devolution to Yorkshire. As someone has said the devolution ‘genie is out of the bottle’. It cannot be put back inside. The fight now is for devolution to take the shape of a body with maximum powers, still within the UK, that can have a positive impact on the lives of the people, the economy and the environment of Yorkshire.

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4 Comments
  1. Gareth Young permalink

    What was the wording of the question? What powers were offered to achieve 76%?

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