Nick Clegg In Leeds For Government Announcement

Deputy PM reveals new \'City Deals\' initiative.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is in Leeds today, announcing a new government scheme.

The "City Deals" initiative will see power shifted from the government to individual cities, including Leeds, giving them more freedom.  They will be allowed responsibility over issues such as spending and jobs. However in return the government expects cities to run more efficiently and help boost the economy.

Nick Clegg said "The coalition wants to give cities the key to their future, more economic freedom and more political freedom, a combination that made the UK's cities great once before."

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