New deal for Greater Lincolnshire could be back again and include NE Lincs

A bid in 2016 was defeated two other Councils wouldn't support it

A devolution deal could be back on the agenda for the Greater Lincolnshire region including North East Lincolnshire, after the Government confirmed it would focus on places that currently have no powers.

In 2016, the leaders of Lincolnshire County council and South Kesteven voted down a deal for an elected mayor, they feared it would bring more bureaucracy, but one is needed to have devolved powers across the whole area.

The leadership in North East Lincolnshire backed the deal but that opposition elsewhere meant it never became reality.   

Now some of the region's Council leaders have expressed optimism a new deal may be done in the near future. 

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