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From the BBC News website

Yorkshire has become the first place to vote for women to become bishops by the end of the year, the Diocese of Ripon and Leeds has said.

Members of the Diocese of Ripon and Leeds met in Harrogate on Saturday to discuss the issue.

They backed the legislation, with 72 out of 75 members voting in favour.

In February, the Church of England’s general synod voted to cut the time taken to consult all 44 dioceses on the issue.

Now instead of taking six months, all dioceses are being asked to vote within three months, by 22 May.

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