Published: 9th Apr 2021

Eight in ten people back more devolution to English cities, according to a new survey. The poll for Centre for Cities’ by Savanta ComRes shows 83% people in city-regions going to the polls on 6 May support some form of greater devolution. The provision of affordable housing (51%), supporting businesses (47%) and providing access to skills and training (39%) the most common areas that people want to see devolved to local politicians. The polling was commissioned to understand the impact of devolution and the offices of mayor in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater London, Greater Manchester, the Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, the West Midlands, the West of England and West Yorkshire. Support for greater devolution rises as high as 87% in the Conservative-held Tees Valley city-region. In London and Greater Manchester, 85% of people support it. Centre for Cities said this overwhelming support to move power out of Whitehall should … (To read the full article, subscribe below)