09What does having a metro mayor mean for police and crime commissioners?
The role of the Police and Crime Commissioner can be merged with the metro mayor if the commissioner agrees. This is the case in Greater Manchester. However, depending on the terms of the devolution deal, the two positions can also run concurrently. This will be the case in the West Midlands. It is expected that more city-regions will follow the Manchester example, as this is favoured by the Home Secretary.