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York Could Be Full Member of Leeds City Region 'By Christmas'


12:47pm 29th October 2013

York could become a full member of the Leeds City Region "by Christmas".

Currently the city council holds an associate membership, which doesn't allow the authority to play a full part in all decisions.

This is because of a government rule which says only councils which share borders can join in a combined authority.

York does not share a border with West Yorkshire as it's surrounded by Selby district.

Responding to a question from Labour's Hilary Benn, Local Government Minister Eric Pickles told the House of Commons:

"I am happy to say that what the right hon. Gentleman wants to achieve—to ensure that authorities can work together as part of a deal, even though they are not coterminous—is eminently reasonable. Whether we achieve that through the Bill or through other mechanisms, we are happy to enter into discussions about that, and I am confident we can have a resolution before Christmas. What he seeks is wholly reasonable, wholly sensible, and we will do our best to achieve it."

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