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AUDIO: Councils clash over devolution debate

AUDIO: Councils clash over devolution debate

Published at 10:36am 25th February 2016. (Updated at 7:28pm 25th February 2016)

The Leader of Harrogate Borough Council has denied that the authority is making a rushed decision over devolution.

Next Tuesday, the council will discuss whether to side with West or North Yorkshire in putting together a bid to secure more powers from the Government.

However, North Yorkshire County Council is urging the authority not to make a decision which could be seen as "premature".

Its Leader, County Councillor Carl Les, has called the decision "far too important to be taken too soon or too quickly".

Harrogate Borough Council Leader Richard Cooper has given this response: