Andrew talks directly elected mayors with Gisela Stuart, MP for Birmingham Edgbaston, the Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales, and Wakefield Leader Cllr Peter Box.
In this month’s episode, Andrew explores why directly elected mayors are such a rare occurrence in the political landscape of the UK, and whether they are a good idea. Joining him to debate the question are Gisela Stuart, MP for Birmingham Edgbaston and a leading proponent of a Birmingham Mayor; the Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales; and Cllr Peter Box, Leader of Wakefield and Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
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