Will Devolution Save the North or Doom It Forever? | Devolution Revolution

Devolution – handing powers from Westminster to local government – is going to save England’s neglected regions. At least that’s what the Conservatives say. By 2025, the majority of England will be devolved. But what is devolution and what does it actually mean for the people supposedly taking back control? In the first episode of a new mini-series, Devolution, Revolution? Moya Lothian-McLean went to the north east, to discover why 20 years after the region voted ‘no’ to devolution the creation of a brand new combined mayoral authority signifies a complete u-turn. Can devolution change lives? Or just bring more disappointment?

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