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FUNDING - SOUTH-WEST CALLS FOR LOUDER VOICE

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The South-West Constitutional Convention has published a founding statement committing it to lobbying for 'accounta...
The South-West Constitutional Convention has published a founding statement committing it to lobbying for 'accountable and representative regional government for the south-west'.
The convention aims to consider changes to the Barnett funding formula, which links English spending to that of Scotland and Wales, and could affect the way the regions are funded.
The Right Reverend Michael Langrish, Bishop of Exeter, said: 'For those who fear another tier of bureaucracy, the reality is it already exists. However, it is not directly accountable to those who it is there to serve.'
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