Sandwell votes to join combined authority

Sandwell will join Walsall, Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Solihull and Wolverhampton councils to make up the Combined Authority, which hopes of securing additional powers from Whitehall.

Council leader Darren Cooper said: “This decision is a big step towards creating a combined authority for the West Midlands.

“The fact it was a unanimous decision shows a real appetite for us to join forces and work with our fellow councils. This will allow us to secure the best economic outcomes and make sure we have more of a say for our region.”

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