Queen's Speech 2015: Overview

By Jonathan Werran | 27 May 2015

Proposals to ensure the devolution of cities and expand Right to Buy to social housing tenants were outlined in the first Conservative Queen’s Speech in nearly two decades today.

Marking the state opening of Parliament, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II confirmed a widely-trailed set of announcements for new legislation which are likely to have a significant impact on local authorities.

Reading the speech, the Queen said the new Bills represented the Government’s ‘one nation approach’ to ‘supporting aspiration and bringing different parts of our country together.’

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