Portsmouth News – Concerns linger over Hampshire devolution

Portsmouth News spoke to David Banks,  former media adviser for the Conservative Party earlier in the year discussing some of the concerns surrounding the proposed devolution scheme. David Banks lists ten factors why Portsmouth might be concerned about the scheme.

If the ‘Solent’ proposal was a bad idea, then a combined authority covering the whole of ceremonial Hampshire is even worse.

Imagine the Portsmouth area, which is already the biggest beneficiary of government funds in that geographical mass, having to suddenly compete with 14 other districts to maintain its funding.

Read more: http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/concerns-linger-over-hampshire-devolution-1-6885510#ixzz3u81Zr5zq