On 5th May voters in London, Liverpool and Bristol will decide on a Mayor for their city, but what are the key issues facing those cities? As the campaigns kick into full gear, we’ve asked experts from the worlds of business, housing, local government and academia to set out what they think the big challenges will be for the those elected in 2016. The blog series includes contributions from Tony Travers, Bridget Rosewell, Sir Richard Leese and more coming soon.
Sadiq Khan faces conflicting policy priorities as he takes up the role of Mayor for London.
The capital and the Core Cities have much in common, and can learn from each other’s example.
Some of the election promises made by Khan and Goldsmith may make building homes more difficult.
Harnessing greentech opportunities will be crucial in making London a better place for future generations to live and work
Building resilience and spare capacity in London’s infrastructure will be crucial in ensuring it can adapt to economic change.
Whoever wins the mayoral election will need more devolved powers to deal with the “plutocratization” of London.
Rosemary Feenan from the commercial and residential property company JLL examines the leading candidates’ policies on housing.