Concerns are raised over devolution deal

Great Yarmouth Town Hall's Victorian clock is back in working order

Great Yarmouth Town Hall's Victorian clock is back in working order - Credit: Archant

Councillors apprehensive over plans for devolution in East Anglia will write a letter expressing their concerns to a government minister.

At the last full council meeting before next month's election, Great Yarmouth borough councillors voted to support a motion proposed by the opposition Labour group to write to the minister for local government, Gregg Clarke, expressing the council's concerns regarding the devolution proposals.

'It is fundamentally undemocratic to change the nature of democracy without full consultation with the people,' they said.

The council will ask for three questions to be answered:

Where is the accountability, democracy and transparency in these proposals?

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Were these proposals put to the people at the 2015 election?

What evidence is there that shows the electorate support such changes?

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