In May 2017 some of England’s biggest cities will vote for their first directly elected metro mayor, also known as a combined authority mayor. In the run-up to the elections, Centre for Cities will be exploring what the top priorities for the new mayors should be, conducting new research on the concerns of voters and the powers mayors have to address them, holding public events around the country, and providing up-to-date analysis on the latest developments.
Simon Jeffery looks at the emerging trends and issues from the mayoral candidates’ policy platforms
This month Andrew talks to Ed Lister and Neale Coleman to learn about the positives and the pitfalls that a mayoralty can bring.
Ed Clarke rounds up the most important points from Greater Manchester’s mayoral manifestos
We take a look at the key election pledges from mayoral candidates in the West Midlands
Elena Magrini looks at the key themes from the Liverpool City Region mayoral manifestos
Full audio from our West of England metro mayor hustings