John Stevenson MP for Carlisle was last week nominated to join the First Delegated Legislation Committee alongside fellow Cumbrian MP Mark Jenkinson which this week heard the Cumbria (Structural Changes) Order 2022.
The structural order determines the next stage in the creation of a single tier of local government for Cumbria and was passed unanimously at the meeting yesterday.
Speaking John said, ‘I am delighted to have been asked to join the committee. I am very clear that local Government reform for Cumbria is the a positive step forward. The current system clearly does not work for our county, and the creation of two unitary authorities will undoubtedly improve the performance of local government, enabling strong leadership and the ability to make decisions for ourselves.’