Somerset get greater devolved powers following Scottish vote?
County Council's leader has joined calls for devolved powers for
regions of England following this week's independence referendum
John Osman says it is important that rural areas like Somerset
and not just cities are given a greater say over
their own affairs and a fairer funding arrangement.
Osman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Im very pleased to
hear Scotland has chosen to remain part of the UK, and Im
particularly pleased to hear the Prime Minister talk about giving
all the regions more powers."
truly hope this includes rural areas like Somerset. We have suffered
from chronic underfunding and have been ignored for far too long."
added: "I hope this is the first step towards greater powers
and fairer funding for Somerset, and I will be working hard to
make sure our voice is heard."
Scotland voted to reject independence, they were promised increased
devolution of powers.
Minster David Cameron said: "Just as Scotland will have more
power over their affairs, it follows England, Wales and N Ireland
must have a bigger say over theirs."