In May 2017 some of England’s biggest cities will vote for their first directly elected metro 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.
A new series of briefings highlights the key issues for metro mayors to tackle when they take office
This briefing outlines priorities for Greater Manchester and offers steps to help the new metro mayor affect change in their first term.
Lessons and advice on how metro mayors can make the most of their first term based on 16 years of London's mayor
Alexandra Jones writes in Times Red Box about our seven lessons for the new metro mayors in 2017.
Alexandra Jones speaks to Dr Benjamin Barber and Mayor Jorge Elorza about the theory and practice of mayoral government.