City Talks

City Talks: Tony Travers on the Mayor of London

LSE's Professor Tony Travers discussing two decades of the London mayoralty.

Podcast published on 18 January 2021

Twenty years ago, London became the first city in the UK to establish a directly elected mayor, marking the beginning of two decades of local government transformation. Since then the three Mayors of London have shaped the, and set a precedent for the creation of similar positions in other English cities.

To discuss the office of Mayor of London – its origins, powers, limitations and future – Andrew Carter is joined by Professor Tony Travers, Visiting Professor in LSE Department of Government, Director of LSE London and co-author of London’s Mayor at 20: Governing a Global City in the 21st Century.

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