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Time for common sense over devolution deal for Warrington


WARRINGTON business leaders Paul Taylor and Colin Daniels have expressed their concerns over the proposed devolution deal being considered by Warrington Borough Council.

A special Task Group set up by the council is narrowly (4-3) in favour of Warrington doing a deal to become part of the Liverpool sub region, instead of Cheshire.gary 2015

The controlling Labour group on the borough council appear to be fearful of doing a deal with Cheshire because it could involve having an elected Mayor, who could very well be a Tory.

I agree with Mr Taylor and Mr Daniels that any deal done for Warrington should be based on the economic benefits rather than one based on politics.

Whether we like it or not Warrington is already part of Cheshire with many existing partnerships and connections. Surely this makes more common sense than being swallowed up by the Liverpool sub region.

Warrington would have a much bigger part to play as part of Cheshire than being swallowed up the Liverpool sub region. Hopefully common sense will prevail – although common sense and politics doesn’t always go hand in hand!

Meanwhile on a more positive note I would like to congratulate all those who have been involved in helping organise the Warrington Festival.

The Icons of the 80s and Viola Beach tribute gig headlined by Starsailor, were both memorable events and certainly helped boost the local town centre economy.

These were followed by the English Half Marathon, which proved to be a truly spectacular sight as around 5000 runners converged on the town.

All three events helped put Warrington well and truly on the map – long may they continue.


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  1. Please let common, as opposed political, sense (if it can be so called) prevail for the good of the people of Warrington rather than the wishes of political parties.

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