Here’s a good read from Heather Stewart, political editor at the Guardian. She reports that former chancellor, George Osborne, could lobby old department on behalf of new government-backed body that will press for devolution.
Although I was not a fan of Osborne as Chancellor, I respect his immense drive, energy and political acumen. He is also still young. If Osborne furthers the Northern Powerhouse, he could widen his political appeal and possibly even become a conviction politician.