Councillors in south east reject metro mayors, says poll

By Heather Jameson | 28 July 2020

Seven out of ten councillors in the South East of England are against plans for metro mayors, a poll has revealed.

The survey, conducted by Savanta ComRes on behalf of South East England Councils (SEEC), revealed 69% of councillors of all parties were opposed to directly elected mayors in the region. It comes as the Government plans the release of its long-awaited Devolution White Paper, which is expected in September.

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