Letter: Let's have our own Yorkshire Parliament!

Tour de Yorkshire passes along Abbey Lane
Tour de Yorkshire passes along Abbey Lane

The great success of the Tour de Yorkshire for a second year running along with the determination to win the bid for the Tour de France that inspired that event two years ago shows what we are able to achieve when the whole of Yorkshire - cities, towns and villages - pulls together.

Surely it is time that we had the powers to apply that ability and determination to matters that affect everyday life in Yorkshire, powers to realise our full potential in the same way Scotland and Wales have.

With a parliament of our own, just imagine what we could achieve in areas like health, education, transport and the environment.

The potential for God’s Own County is there for all to see; it is high time more decisions were made in Yorkshire, for Yorkshire!

Nigel Sollitt,

chairman,

Yorkshire Devolution Movement

Peter Lane

York