The first metro mayor of North of Tyne will need a vision for the area and a set of clear, strategic policies to deliver it. Expectations will be high and the challenge and workload will be considerable. Mayoral powers range from delivering policy to establishing the institutions and capacity for effective city-region governance. This briefing offers three priorities for the incoming mayor to address the challenges of North of Tyne.
Support the city centre
Improve skills and education
Work strategically across the wider North East area
The challenges facing the North of Tyne metro mayor are clear and will not be overcome within a five-year term or even 20 years. But tangible improvements can be made if the first ever mayor works to tackle those challenges squarely and effectively, to support the development of the local economy.