Surprise as Sunderland council leader pulls out of North East ‘super-council’ plans

Sunderland City Council leader Paul Watson

Sunderland City Council leader Paul Watson

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PLANS for Sunderland to join a combined authority between seven North East councils have been put on hold.

Sunderland City Council leader Paul Watson said he could not agree to the plans until it was clear what powers the proposed ‘super-council’ will have.

Coun Watson wrote to the Government and asked for a delay in plans to join together the councils – Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland.

 

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