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Lincolnshire district council leaders have discussions on a possible devolution deal

A statement on behalf of Lincolnshire district council leaders

Lincolnshire district council leaders yesterday (Wednesday 5 July) met with the Government Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Devolution, Dehenna Davison MP, to discuss a possible devolution deal for Greater Lincolnshire.

All the Leaders expressed their thanks that the minister had taken the initiative in calling the meeting and were grateful that all their points of view were listened to and that the minister and her civil servants promised to take these into consideration in further discussions.

The minister has undertaken to give a written response to the views expressed in the meeting and has promised both to keep us fully informed and to meet the district leaders again in due course.

The leaders are particularly pleased by the minister's assurances that any possible deal would be by local consent and not be imposed upon the people of Lincolnshire by central government. 

Notes for editors

The seven leaders are:

Craig Leyland - Leader of East Lindsey DC

Richard Wright - Leader of North Kesteven DC

Nick Worth - Leader of South Holland DC

Richard Cleaver - Leader of South Kesteven DC

Anne Dorrian - Leader of Boston Borough Council 

Trevor Young - Leader of West Lindsey DC

Donald Nannestad - Deputy Leader of Lincoln City Council