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Government rejects Lincolnshire's bid for devolution

Lincolnshire’s hopes for devolution have fallen at the first hurdle, but council leaders say they will continue to push forward.

The leaders of Lincolnshire County Council, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire councils wrote to Government ministers in May, calling for devolution talks to begin, and were reportedly at the front of the queue with Cumbria, North Yorkshire, Somerset and Surrey.

However, council leaders have today (Thursday) confirmed that ministers had written to tell them they didn’t make the cut.

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