Metro Mayors 2020

Metro Mayor 2020 elections

Mayors: the run-up to 2020
What kind of mayor does the West Midlands need?

Henrietta Brealey

One who will use their clout to turn glittering opportunities into meaningful local benefit and tackle the underlying issues lurking in the shadows, says Henrietta Brealey, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.

Blog Post 22 Jan 2020

Urban ambition

Despite some progress, UK cities still have significantly fewer powers and funding than counterparts in other developed countries. New local transport projects or training schemes depend on Whitehall for money and permission. We have long argued for greater devolution of the right resources and responsibilities so that cities can do more to reach their potential.

What are the latest developments in devolution?

How are the metro mayors doing?

The introduction of metro mayors is a major step forward for devolution in the UK.

Read about their ambitions and expert takes on their potential to transform their cities

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Political gains, economic realities

Paul Swinney and Andrew Carter

The political imperative for investing in the North and Midlands is clear from last month’s election. But the Government must work with economic realities if it is to deliver for the voters who delivered its majority.

Blog Post 27 Jan 2020
Mayors: the run-up to 2020
What kind of mayor does the West Midlands need?

Henrietta Brealey

One who will use their clout to turn glittering opportunities into meaningful local benefit and tackle the underlying issues lurking in the shadows, says Henrietta Brealey, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.

Blog Post 22 Jan 2020