August 1st 2014 – Yorkshire Day – saw the launch of the Yorkshire Pledge, with its own site to encourage supporters of no party, or any party to show their support. It’s time for Yorkshire.
But what is the Yorkshire Pledge?
Yorkshire has a larger population than Scotland and an economy twice the size of Wales, but with the powers of neither. We support the devolving of powers to the least centralised authority capable of addressing those matters effectively – within Yorkshire, the United Kingdom and Europe.
The Region, and all of our people should come before party interest every time.
Issues and possible solutions should be judged on its benefit to Yorkshire, it’s people, environment and economy. Neither Left nor Right, just Yorkshire first.
Where is the voice for Yorkshire? We have 22 councils* but no unified voice. We have LEPs, City Regions, but little say on matters that affect the region. When Yorkshire speaks with one voice we can win. Welcome to Yorkshire being a great example. But where else?
There is nowhere else.
- Local & Regional government first
- National & European where necessary and beneficial
*Note that there are 22 councils in the government ‘region’ of Yorkshire & Humber, with two of those in the traditional county of Lincolnshire. We have only one county council that covers only North Yorkshire
We rely on individual donations that are used to promote the Yorkshire Pledge and other campaigns, never to cover running costs. You can donate any amount simply, read more on our Donate page.