Devolution plan attacked by councillor

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A Spen councillor has claimed new proposals from Kirklees could pit one community against another.

Kirklees Council met on Wednesday and backed plans to devolve some spending power to four district panels, with one of them being Batley and Spen.

But Cleckheaton councillor Kath Pinnock (Lib Dem) believes the plans are unacceptable, as there would be little common interest between the two areas.


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