Tracy Brabin has been elected as the first Mayor of West Yorkshire. She must now hit the ground running to build back better from the pandemic and tackle the biggest issues facing the city region.
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Reflecting on the results of the elections to the devolved parliaments in Scotland and Wales, Anthony Breach proposes that politicians should take inspiration from the popularity and success of the English metro mayors and embark on a wave of urban devolution.
For the eight metro mayors, winning the election is only the beginning – their real task is to make their cities better, more prosperous places to live.
The candidates have prepared proposals and new ideas for their cities. Anthony Breach sets out what they mean for cities and urban politics more generally.
The Government should listen to the overwhelming majority of Londoners who want to see more decisions about the capital’s future taken in London.
Job postings in cities and large towns in the North and Midlands are recovering fastest, while London and other cities are lagging.
City TalksPolicies, politics and personalities in this year’s mayoral elections
Andrew Carter is joined by three distinguished guests to discuss the ins and outs of the upcoming mayoral elections, with a focus on Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and London.
When it comes to the use of public finances for local economic growth, how can we know what is a good bet? And should governments be betting at all?
London’s economy has faltered over the past decade; this has big implications for the national economy.
Promises to move civil servants out of London are not good enough – if the Government is serious about levelling up it must trust local leaders to make decisions for their communities.