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Sir Richard Leese says north Wales 'needs more powers'

The leader of Manchester council has said north Wales needs more devolution if it is to benefit from the "northern powerhouse."

Sir Richard Leese is a senior figure in the drive to unite northern England's cities as an economic force.

North Wales could benefit from better transport links and enormous growth potential but Sir Richard said the region "needed more freedom".

"Devolution to Wales has to go beyond the Welsh assembly," he told BBC Wales business correspondent Brian Meechan.

  • 14 Jan 2016
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