How can the Liverpool city region deal be democratically accountable?

While cautiously welcoming the Liverpool City Region Devolution Agreement, Unlock Democracy Merseyside & West Cheshire agreed that the current arrangement should only be a precursor to a stronger devolution package provided that it moves towards more open and accountable strategic political leadership. It was a promising start but with regard to scrutiny there was still a long way to go. We strongly regret that there has been no public consultation nor consideration of alternative governance arrangements.

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