During Prime Minister’s Question Time today Kevin Hollinrake, MP for Thirsk and Malton, reassured the House that since David Cameron’s visit to Yorkshire last week unity and calm was prevailing amongst the region’s residents. Mr Hollinrake made the comment that “Peace, love and harmony has broken out right across the county.”
He then went on to ask to meet the Prime Minister to discuss the opportunities that Devolution could bring to the area especially its economy.
“MPs on both sides of the House have expressed their support for a Greater Yorkshire Bid encompassing North, East, West Yorkshire and Hull. Would the PM agree to meet with me and colleagues to discuss the merits of this bid and the central role we believe it can play in the Northern Powerhouse.”
Kevin Hollinrake hopes that, as the Prime Minister replied, those people expressing various ideas will come together to discuss the future of Devolution and how it could bring real powers to the region for a more prosperous North.
“I appreciate that the PM’s comment about Yorkshire men not getting on was light- hearted. In fact I believe Yorkshire folk feel an incredibly strong bond and like myself are proud to be Yorkshire whether you are from the coast, Moors or Dales, living in our cities or in rural villages. We need to carry the wonderful work and team spirit we shared in initiatives like Welcome to Yorkshire into economic development and securing more investment in our roads, railways and broadband.”