Yorkshire is three Ridings and the city of York.
It is our county and our heritage.
Changes to local and regional government have never resulted in the abolition of the Ridings and there is no evidence that Yorkshire the county as a whole has ever had a local or regional government purpose.
Yorkshire's existence does not depend on artificial local or regional government boundaries. Local and regional government boundaries can be changed at any time at the whim of bureaucrats and government. And so they should as the demographic and economic situation demands. Local and regional government boundaries are for the purpose of delivering services and their boundaries should not determine who we are.
“The identity of our counties is marred by a confusion of geographical and
administrative boundaries created in the middle of the last century and perpetuated to
this day." Association of British Counties