Give us a fair devo deal

Eamonn O'Neal, managing editor of the Manchester Evening News, David Whaley, managing editor of the Oldham Evening Chronicle, Janet Wilson, Editor of the Wigan Evening Post, Ian Savage, Group Editor of The Bolton News and Bury Times group
Eamonn O'Neal, managing editor of the Manchester Evening News, David Whaley, managing editor of the Oldham Evening Chronicle, Janet Wilson, Editor of the Wigan Evening Post, Ian Savage, Group Editor of The Bolton News and Bury Times group
  • We team up with fellow newspapers and websites for a fair devolution deal
  • Editors deliver message to Tory party conference
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THE Wigan Evening Post has teamed up with fellow newspapers and websites to demand proper funding for Greater Manchester’s devolution deal.

Along with the Manchester Evening News, Oldham Chronicle, the Bolton News and Bury Times, we have co-ordinated our front pages and online coverage to send out a clear message.

And on Tuesday Janet Wilson, editor of the Wigan Evening Post joined her counterparts to deliver our campaign at Manchester Central where the Tories are holding their party conference.

We are demanding £7bn more in devolution; fair police and council funding; northern transport projects to be prioritised over ones in the south; and an open and accountable system of governance.

Editor Janet Wilson said: “Regional devolution ought to be a tremendous opportunity for the people of Wigan and Greater Manchester.

“The north/south divide is one of the longest-standing iniquities in this country and handing back power to local government leaders sounds like it might go some way to rectifying this.”

Regional devolution ought to be a tremendous opportunity for the people of Wigan

Janet Wilson, Wigan Evening Post editor