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Yorkshire and the Humber
|Yorkshire and the Humber|
|5th in England |
- Total (2001)
|6th in England|
It is one of the two regions (along with the North West) that were expected to have a referendum about the establishment of an elected regional assembly. The North East region of England recently rejected having an elected regional assembly in a referendum. Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott subsequently announced that he will not move orders for other referendums before the relevant provisions expire in June, 2005.
It is divided into the following local government areas:
It was originally called Yorkshire and Humberside, and defined as North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Humberside. Since then, Humberside has been split up, and the councils of West and South Yorkshire abolished, and York has seceded from North Yorkshire. The older form of the name is still occasionally seen.
- Government Office for Yorkshire and the Humber
- Regional Assembly for Yorkshire and the Humber
- Yorkshire Forward - Regional Development Agency
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