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Articles by Ryan Swift

Side-by-Side Comparison of West Yorkshire Mayoral Candidates' Ideas

We've put together a side-by-side comparison of the ideas and pledges of Tracy Brabin, Bob Buxton, Andrew Cooper, Stewart Golton and Matthew Robinson, the main …

What do the Public Think of West Yorkshire Devolution?

Recent polling conducted on behalf of the Centre for Cities encouragingly indicates that there is strong support for devolution but concerningly it suggests that awareness …

The coronavirus response and the future of governance in West Yorkshire

The Coronavirus pandemic has presented sub-national levels of government with both challenges and opportunities. The pandemic has significantly worsened the financial state of local authorities …

What does the West Yorkshire devolution deal mean for our region?

Ryan Swift gives our first response to the West Yorkshire devolution deal.

This week it was an announced that a West Yorkshire devolution deal has …

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