David Davis, the Secretary of State for Leaving the European Union, has said that the regions can still flourish economically following the UK’s departure from the European Union. The meeting, which also discussed security and investment issues, was also attended by Andy Burnham, Steve Rotherham and Ben Houchen.
During a visit to York meeting with the Northern Combined Authority Mayors, David said:
“As we continue to make decisive steps towards our exit, we are committed to bringing all of the UK with us – ensuring that every region is able to flourish.
The Combined Authorities play a crucial role in representing the priorities of our regions which is why I’m pleased that we are continuing to build a productive relationship with their Mayors since their election in May.
We will continue working closely with them to understand the potential challenges and opportunities that leaving the EU presents to each of the regions, building on the productive meeting we have held in York today”.