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Lucy Rycroft

Former research assistant

Lucy was a research assistant, working on the Institute's devolution programme. She graduated with a degree in Politics and Spanish from the University of Bristol in 2020.

Prior to joining the Institute, she worked in the higher education sector and as an intern at the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain.

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20 JUN 2022 Explainer

Devolution to Greater Manchester

In November 2014, a ‘devolution deal’ was agreed between the UK government and Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).

23 MAY 2022 Explainer

Devolution to the North of Tyne 

In November 2018, a ‘devolution deal’ was reached between the UK government and the leaders of Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland councils.

27 APR 2022 Explainer

Local elections 2022

On 5 May, local elections will take place in England, Scotland and Wales.

25 APR 2022 Explainer

Northern Ireland assembly

The Northern Ireland assembly, often referred to as Stormont, is the devolved legislature of Northern Ireland.

13 APR 2022 Explainer

Devolution to South Yorkshire

The South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority has four constituent councils: Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield.

07 MAR 2022 Explainer

Devolution to the Liverpool City Region

In November 2015, a ‘devolution deal’ was reached between the UK government and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA).

15 NOV 2021 Explainer

Devolution to the West Midlands

In November 2015, a ‘devolution deal’ was reached between the UK government and seven local council leaders in the West Midlands metropolitan area.