The Lib Dem Manifesto for Birmingham City Council in 2004 when they took control of the City Council in a coalition (oops, I mean a progressive partnership) with the Tories, pledged to press ahead with the devolution agenda. They said...
A city – “that's local” - decentralisation
Liberal Democrats have been promoting effective devolution for many years. This will continue and we have proposals to ensure the finance is placed in the wards where it is needed.
Now it would appear, like so many of the coalitions aims... this one has ground to a halt too.