S Yorks 2017 mayoral election 'impossible' after court win

By Dan Peters and Chris Ames | 21 December 2016

The High Court has blocked Sheffield city region’s devolution bid over the inclusion of Chesterfield in the deal, throwing off course 2017's planned mayoral election.

In a judgement today by Mr Justice Ouseley, the court upheld Derbyshire CC’s challenge to the combined authority’s consultation on its plans for a new mayoral combined authority.

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