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The Regional Democracy Think Tank for West Yorkshire

Is West Yorkshire a Real Place?

In May 2021 West Yorkshire is getting a mayor, a role similar to Andy Burnham in Greater Manchester among others.

There will be an election …

Housing and planning powers in the West Yorkshire Devolution Deal 2020

How can we link ideas for positive change in the region to formal structures, processes and policies in order to influence what actually gets done …

Letter To Our Future Mayors

This is our contribution to an initiative called "Letters to Power" organised by Culture Declares Emergency.

Their call for participation says: "On the day that …

Themes, Quotes and Links from the Homes and Liveable Places online event

This is a transcription of the main points from the "How do we create decent homes and liveable places for all in West Yorkshire?" online …

West Yorkshire should call for powers to improve our welfare system

The recently announced West Yorkshire devolution deal provides £1.8 billion in funding over thirty years and new powers for deciding how that should be …

Summary of the West Yorkshire Devolution Deal

The national government in London has allowed West Yorkshire to have a "devolution deal" similar to Greater Manchester and the West Midlands among other places …

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