Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Devo Poll Questions

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Devo Poll Questions

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Questions devised by Durham University to be put the residents have been revealed as follows: 1. The devolution deal would mean that more decisions about spending on public services would be made in the North East, rather than by the Government in London.

Do you think that devolving some power and resources to the North East would: - Be a step in the right direction? - Make little or no difference? - Be the wrong thing to do? - I don't know 2. If we agree the devolution deal we would have to have a North East Elected Mayor. The Mayor would be directly elected by voters across the North East area and would chair the Combined Authority, made up of council leaders. It's not yet clear how powerful the Mayor would be. If the deal goes ahead, how powerful should the Mayor be? Do you think the Mayor should be someone who: - Has quite a lot of power and influence - perhaps coming to be seen as someone who represents the voice of the North East area? …

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