MOST Yorkshire people do not want a regional assembly, say campaigners.

A survey by YouGov pollsters for the Yorkshire Says No campaign found that 39% of voters were against the idea and 35% in favour.

Then, when given 10 arguments for and against a regional assembly, 55% said no and 19% were for.

"The conclusion is that the more people know about the issues the more inclined they are to vote against an elected assembly," said the campaign's latest newsletter.

The group says that when the Greater London Assembly was formed in 1998 it was forecast to cost £20m a year.

Now, the annual cost is £97m.

Yorkshire Says No is the official "No" campaign for the forthcoming referendum, expected in October.

The group is an all-party campaign supported by voluntary subscriptions.

To join log on to www.yorkshiresays