Cllr Mike Ross, leader of Hull City Council, with Cllr Anne Handley, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Leaders say ‘thank you’ as thousands have their say on devolution

The public consultation for Hull and East Yorkshire’s devolution proposals has now ended and leaders of Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council have thanked all those who have given their views.

More than 4,600 people who live or work in Hull and East Yorkshire have had their say during the eight-week public consultation which ended yesterday, Tuesday 27 February.

Both leaders have now thanked all the people and organisations who took the time to complete the survey or attended one of the more than 50 engagement events across the region.

Cllr Mike Ross, leader of Hull City Council, said: “On behalf of Hull City Council, I would like to thank everyone who has participated in our devolution consultation.

“It was great to be able to discuss the proposals with so many members of the public, as well as those from the local business and voluntary sectors.

“We have always said that the views of local residents were crucial in determining what would happen next, so I am delighted that thousands of people had their say.”

Cllr Anne Handley, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has had their say as part of this consultation.

“We have heard from thousands of people right across the region and, overall, the people I have met have been positive about the benefits devolution could bring to our region.”

The consultation feedback is now being analysed by an independent body and a report on the findings will be made available to the public by the end of March.

Should the results show that the public is in favour of the devolution proposal, the Hull and East Riding Unitary Leaders’ Board will meet on Wednesday 27 March to decide whether to submit a final proposal to the Government and agree the next steps in the process.

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