Council leader Roy Perry calls for more independence for Hampshire

Daily Echo: Hampshire county council leader Roy Perry Hampshire county council leader Roy Perry

HAMPSHIRE civic chief Roy Perry has called for more independence for the county.

Cllr Perry was speaking after greater recognition was last week given to Cornwall and calls were made for a greater role for Wessex.

Cllr Perry said: “As a firm believer in the integrity of the UK and its great history and the benefits we all derive from being part of a united country, were I to have a vote in the Scottish independence referendum I know I would vote to retain the UK.

“So I certainly do not believe in Wessex independence but I do believe that English councils, including county councils, should have more say and control over their own affairs.

“England is one of the most centralised countries in the world with the Government in London having too much control over local issues.”

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8:52am Sun 4 May 14

skeptik says...

Can see the next level - as soon as an area becomes less of an economic benefit to the nation 'let's dump them. An enclave over East known as the County of England with London as the county capital. Will we keep or seat on the security council - USA,Russia.China, the county of England?
Can see the next level - as soon as an area becomes less of an economic benefit to the nation 'let's dump them. An enclave over East known as the County of England with London as the county capital. Will we keep or seat on the security council - USA,Russia.China, the county of England? skeptik
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9:53am Sun 4 May 14

Charlie Bucket says...

This guy knows a bandwagon when he sees it, eh.
This guy knows a bandwagon when he sees it, eh. Charlie Bucket
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