10How will a directly-elected metro mayor be different from a city mayor or lord/ceremonial mayor?
A directly-elected metro mayor will be responsible for the strategic development of a whole city region, made up of several local authorities. A directly-elected city mayor, in contrast, is the head of a single city council or local authority and is responsible for public service delivery within that area. Examples of local authorities that have city mayors in the UK include Bristol, Liverpool, Salford, Doncaster and Leicester.
Lord Mayors, quite separate from metro and city mayors, are important promoters of the cities they represent but are ceremonial positions held without decision making powers.