May 2020 will see nearly 17 million people in England choosing city-region mayors in Greater London and Manchester, West Midlands, Liverpool City Region and Tees Valley. What are they and what do they do?
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Our recent paper 'Levelling up Local Government in England' sparked much debate. Here’s a round-up and response to the main themes.
City MinutesCity Minutes: Levelling up local government in England
Simon Jeffrey on the problems with English local government, and his proposals to fix them.
Covid-19 has posed similar challenges to these cities, but has elicited very different responses.
City TalksCity Talks: How are cities across the globe responding to Covid-19?
Andrew Carter is joined by resident experts from across the globe to discuss how their cities are responding to Coronavirus.
Once the coronavirus crisis has passed, Keir Starmer has the task of reshaping the party. A change in how it views cities and towns is vital.
The mayoral elections have been postponed, meaning the Mayor of London has one more year in power. Valentine Quinio highlights his two most pressing policy priorities for the year ahead.
Mayors: the run-up to 2020What should the next Mayor of Greater Manchester focus on?
Transport, skills and taxation should be top of the mayor's agenda after the May election according to Clive Memmott, Chief Executive of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.
Mayors: the run-up to 2020What kind of mayor does the West Midlands need?
One who will use their clout to turn glittering opportunities into meaningful local benefit and tackle the underlying issues lurking in the shadows, says Henrietta Brealey, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.
Mayors: the run-up to 2020The South Yorkshire deal agreement means the first wave of city region devolution is nearly over, where next?
The implementation of the South Yorkshire devolution deal shows that the wind is once again in the sails of city-region devolution, with over 24 million people in England now set to be covered....