Poll: Should Scotland have elected provosts directly?

Plans for directly elected provosts were one of the key recommendations in a report on the future of the UK published by Gordon Brown late last year.

They have not yet been formally adopted by Labor. Anas Sarwar, the Scottish Labor leader, said they are currently under scrutiny by the party.

Speaking to the Press Association, while visiting the Alexander Dennis site in Larbert on Friday to view the first 50 new Bee Network buses for Greater Manchester, Mr Burnham said he could understand the SNP’s concerns about the Understand the reach of government in Westminster.

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“I’ve had my frustrations and to be honest I feel like I understand the feelings in Scotland better because we all have our frustrations with how Westminster is affecting the rest of the UK, the regions in England but also Scotland and Treated Wales and Northern Ireland.

“I think people in Scotland may not realize just how much the north of England feels the same way.

“We’ve seen it in the pandemic, in the way Greater Manchester has been treated by the Westminster Government. They feel they can do things to us that they wouldn’t dare in London and the South East.

“That’s what needs to change. I personally think we need to rewire Britain to do better and that includes more decentralization to us and to Scotland.”

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