The Politics of Devolution in England: the view from Yorkshire

Date: 23 February 2017

Time: 5pm-6:30pm

Venue: Conference Room, ICOSS Building, University of Sheffield

Launching a special section of the latest edition of the Political Quarterly (PQ) entitled ‘The Politics of Devolution in England’, this workshop aims at shedding light on the controversies underpinning the English devolution agenda with a particular emphasis on the North and Yorkshire.

Starting from the key findings emerged in the special section’s articles, the event brings together academics, policy-makers and media representatives to develop a discussion on the opportunities and challenges of devolution across Yorkshire, used as a lens through which to interpret and make sense of how the process is unfolding in the North, and of the wider English devolution agenda.

Speakers include the guest editors of PQ special section Arianna Giovannini (De Montfort University; SPERI Honorary Research Fellow) and Andrew Mycock (University of Huddersfield), Andy Gates (Head of Policy, Sheffield City Region), James Reed (Political editor, Yorkshire Post) and a local MP (tbc).

The event is sponsored by the Political Quarterly and hosted by SPERI.

A full programme for the day and details on how to register will be available shortly. Register here. For information, please contact Arianna Giovannini.


5:00pm             Welcome Reception

5:20-6:20pm    Introduction: The Politics of Devolution in the North.

Dr Andrew Mycock (University of Huddersfield)

Devolution in the Yorkshire: Revolution or patchwork?

Dr Arianna Giovannini (De Montfort University; SPERI)

Response from Speakers:

Andrew Gates (Head of Policy, Sheffield City Region)

James Reed (Political Editor, Yorkshire Post)

Q&As and discussion

6:20-6:30pm    Concluding remarks