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How have attitudes to metro mayors shifted in response to the Chancellor's speech on city devolution yesterday?
The Chancellor has put the ball firmly in the court of local politicians across UK cities. Those resistant to creating a metro mayor risk missing out on the benefits of further devolution.
The local political landscape, as well as the party's attitude to the central state, will make cities policy all important for Labour.
More devolution will mean getting used to politicians jumping between local and national government.
A Conservative-led Government may only have the political capital to strike one other agreement on the scale of 'Devo Manc'.
All parties have shown that transport infrastructure needs to be fit to meet the demands of the economy, but part of this will be about local control.
Immigration is not of equal significance across the UK, but the prevailing rhetoric on the issue has yet to recognise this.
Any attempt to deter overseas investment would most likely harm the capital's chances of building the necessary number of homes it needs.
Cities need more control over the money that is spent in their area.
While all parties promising higher wages and more and better quality apprenticeships, there is barely a mention of productivity.