Devolution, mayors and the pandemic

What has 2020 told us about the kind of devolution we need?

Event starts at 11.00 on 3 December 2020 at Online, via Zoom

The pandemic has highlighted both the strengths and the weaknesses in the way
devolution works in the UK’s highly-centralised state. Recent events in Greater Manchester
have trained a spotlight on the city’s Mayor and on the nature of the relationship between
Mayors, other city leaders and central government.

This event took stock of the year’s events from the point of view of policy, media and central government, and consider the degree to which devolution as its stands is in a fit state to help places recover when the time comes.

This event heard from:

  • Kevin Fitzpatrick, Political Editor, BBC North West News and BBC Radio Manchester
  • Prof Francesca Gains, Professor of Public Policy, University of Manchester
  • Simon Jones, partner at Headland and former Special Adviser at the Department for Transport and Number 10

This event is free but places are limited. Please reserve your place using the form below.

This is event is kindly sponsored by:


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