Regional assemblies to be scrapped

THE East of England Regional Assembly - branded “expensive, unnecessary and unaccountable” by critics - is being scrapped less than 10 years after it was created.

THE East of England Regional Assembly - branded “expensive, unnecessary and unaccountable” by critics - is being scrapped less than 10 years after it was created.

Last night, Essex North MP Bernard Jenkin welcomed the move, saying Essex was big enough to “enjoy a direct relationship with government”.

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