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Labour Conference strongly backs Regional Government – Labour’s 2000 conference in Brighton unanimously passes a policy paper with excellent backing for Regional Government

Building a future for all National policy forum report to Labour conference 2000 Chapter on Environment, transport and the regions, pp66-68 EMPOWERING PEOPLE Labour’s key objectives: Empowering local people and revitalising local democracy. Modernising local government structures making it more representative. Decentralising power to the English regions and strengthening regional policy. Delivering quality local services. … Read more

Latest Ebulletin

Welcome to the latest e-bulletin from the Campaign for the English Regions. ********************************************* With a further demonstration of the high level of popular support for regional government, CFER today published an advert in the Guardian newspaper listing just some of the supporters of regional devolution. They have come together to declare that the regions should … Read more

Government to publish Green Paper

Speaking to a Labour conference in Glasgow, John Prescott has announced that the government intend to publish a green paper setting out plans for elected regional assemblies in England. CFER has warmly welcomed this announcement, but want to see it published swiftly so that legislation can be introduced in the first year of the new … Read more

The Case for Regional Government at a glance

A Fair Deal for the English Regions. The Government has created new institutions in Scotland, Wales and London. These all now have a strong political voice, but the English regions are being left behind. England has strong and historic regions, each with different needs and aspirations. People identify with their region – it defines who … Read more