Statement from Tony Lloyd following announcement of devolved powers for Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd said: “Too many people are put off politics by the irrelevance of a Westminster parliament a million miles from their own lives. I am bound to welcome the transfer of powers, responsibilities and resources to Greater Manchester and bringing important decisions closer to home. For  this to work it’s important that all areas of Greater Manchester benefit, and not just the city itself. 

“I will continue to work alongside the council leaders to negotiate with central government the best deal for our region but we must ensure that what is agreed is democratically accountable to the people across Greater Manchester and carries legitimacy in their eyes.”

Read the full story on the Manchester Evening News.

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