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Gill Furniss MP opposes Yorkshire mayor proposal

Brightside and Hillsborough MP Gill Furniss has issued a joint statement with other South Yorkshire MPs criticising the idea of an elected mayor for Yorkshire and The Humber. The statement was in response to a call by fellow Labour MP Jon Trickett at a Wakefield conference who has proposed a directly-elected mayor to run a single devolved region taking in the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber. Trickett’s proposal comes after a mayoral election for the Sheffield City Region was pushed back to 2018. The delay followed a High Court ruling about a flawed consultation process. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to Gill Furniss.

Sheffield United: Wilder relishing forthcoming Yorkshire derby

Sheffield United Manager Chris Wilder is relishing the opportunity of a competitive Yorkshire derby this weekend as the Blades take on Bradford City. The game has added spice as both teams sit near the top of League One with Bradford in second place and the Blades in fourth. Former Sheffield United assistant manager Stuart McCall is also now boss at Bradford and Chris Wilder talked up both sides at this week’s press conference.