Eyes On The Prize

Wearmouth Bridge

Councillor Paul Watson has written an article in the MJ, urging all those focused on city-led devolution to keep their eyes on the prize.

Councillor Watson sets out how devolution to Manchester should be seen as an important first step to rebalance political power in the UK, with cities and regions playing a stronger role for the benefit of all.

As Councillor Watson writes: “The momentum is with the cities – but there are risks to this momentum. Nobody can predict what will happen in next year’s General Election. All the more reason to free our cities up to get on with the job now – and to let us carry on with our job while they can focus on what should be the business of central government.”

To read the full article, please visit the MJ.