Mayor Joe calls for united response to devolution

LIVERPOOL'S Mayor Joe Anderson has welcomed the Chancellor's commitment to offering devolution deals to northern cities as part of his plan to rebalance the economy.

Speaking in Manchester on Thursday, George Osborne confirmed that he would introduce a cities devolution bill later this year, giving city regions extra powers over the police, housing, transport and other areas in return for an elected metro-mayor — mirroring the system already adopted in Greater Manchester.

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