For the first time in British history a directly elected mayor has become Prime Minister – what might this mean for cities?
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Metro mayors are now established in many English cities, but Lord Heseltine argues they’re still waiting for many of the tools needed to do their job.
Despite its limitations, five years on the Northern Powerhouse still resonates with policymakers – long may it continue
As ongoing Brexit debates mould new political tribes across the country, what clues can be taken from this month’s local elections about how mayoral candidates might fare in 2020?
North of Tyne's new Mayor should focus on boosting the city region's economy.
A roundup of the key learnings from the recent North of Tyne mayoral hustings
This briefing sets out what the incoming North of Tyne metro mayor needs to prioritise in order to bring about tangible improvements to the region
Voters North of the River Tyne will pick their first metro mayor in May, here we outline some priorities for them to consider.
The Government’s rejection of the One Yorkshire devolution is an opportunity to give Yorkshire’s cities the powers they need to thrive
A small real terms increase in ‘core spending power’ for local government won’t end the squeeze on council budgets for things such as libraries, parks and economic development.