No harm in debating Lancashire ‘super authority’

It was particularly fitting that 14 Lancashire councils met on Thursday to discuss the possible benefits of coming together to create a “super authority”.

After all, it was Lancashire Day, the day the Red Rose county sticks out its chest with pride.

Supporters of a large, county-wide authority point to the promises made by central government on devolved powers, greater local control and knowledge.

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Opponents will no doubt fear the loss of our town’s unique identities. Communities just a few miles apart still take great pride in their locality.

Whatever the outcome, there can be no harm in debating the issue.